Anejo highball
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Anejo highball
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.62 / 5
One of the all time great cocktails of the 1990s. Invented by the master that is Dale DeGroff as a tribute to a Cuban bartender, this fruity punchy classic is ... more One of the all time great cocktails of the 1990s. Invented by the master that is Dale DeGroff as a tribute to a Cuban bartender, this fruity punchy classic is a must try. Simply great. Simply delicious.
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Ginger Beer
Garnish
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Orange, lime
Alcohol content
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15.82% | 2.02 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
7.5ml ¼oz 0.8cl
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
60ml 2oz 6cl
Dash Dash Dash
15ml ½oz 1.5cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Añejo Highball offers a vibrant clash of citrus zing and spicy ginger, tied gracefully together by the sweet embrace of rum and orange liqueur—making for a brilliantly balanced, refreshing sip. Dale DeGroff's creation pays homage to classic Cuban bartending with its rich, complex flavors that dance intriguingly on the palate, evoking a breezy Caribbean evening in every glass.

Method
How to make a Anejo highball

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the rum, orange curaçao, lime juice and bitters to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a highball glass with ice and half the ginger beer, then top up with the rest of the ginger beer
Garnish with a couple of slices of orange or lime, and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Bitters  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is the flavor profile of an Anejo Highball?

The Anejo Highball features a balanced blend of sweet, sour, and bitter flavors. The lime juice provides a refreshing sourness, the orange liqueur and ginger beer add sweetness and spice, while the dash of Angostura bitters contributes a subtle bitter undertone. The white rum offers a smooth, alcoholic base that carries these flavors, making for a complex and refreshing cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of rum in an Anejo Highball?

Yes, you can use different types of rum to create variations of the Anejo Highball. While white rum is specified in this recipe, substituting it with aged rum (añejo) or dark rum could add deeper flavors and richness to the cocktail. Keep in mind that the change in rum type will slightly alter the drink's flavor profile and color.

FAQ

Is the Anejo Highball a good choice for a summer drink?

Absolutely! The Anejo Highball, with its refreshing blend of lime juice, ginger beer, and rum, served cold, is a perfect choice for a summer drink. Its refreshing qualities and cold serving temperature make it ideal for hot weather, offering a thirst-quenching experience.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What is the best way to garnish an Anejo Highball?

An ideal garnish for an Anejo Highball would be a lime wheel or wedge, which complements its citrus notes. You can also add a sprig of mint for an aromatic touch or a slice of ginger for a bit more spice. These garnishes not only enhance the flavor but also the visual appeal of the cocktail.

FAQ

How does the Anejo Highball compare to other highball drinks?

The Anejo Highball is distinguished from other highball drinks by its unique combination of ingredients, including the use of lime juice, ginger beer, and orange liqueur, alongside rum and a dash of Angostura bitters. This mix provides a more complex flavor profile compared to the simpler, more traditional highballs that might only pair a spirit with a single mixer. Its balanced sweet, sour, and spicy flavors set it apart as a sophisticated, refreshing option.

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