Scotch Whisky Highball
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Scotch Whisky Highball
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.9 / 5
The Scotch Whisky Highball stands as a testament to simplicity and elegance in the world of cocktails. Traditionally served in a cocktail glass, this refreshing drink is a blend of ... more The Scotch Whisky Highball stands as a testament to simplicity and elegance in the world of cocktails. Traditionally served in a cocktail glass, this refreshing drink is a blend of rich Scotch whisky and sparkling soda water, offering a perfect balance between the depth of whisky and the crispness of soda. Revered for its straightforward yet sophisticated flavor profile, the Scotch Whisky Highball has become a staple for whisky enthusiasts seeking a refreshing beverage. Ideal for sipping on a warm evening or as a dinner accompaniment, this cocktail champions the art of minimalistic mixology, making it a timeless choice for both casual and formal occasions.
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Whiskey
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10% | 1.2 units *
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Classic

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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30ml 1oz 3cl
90ml 3.04oz 9cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Scotch Whisky Highball is a masterpiece of minimalism, capturing the essence of Scotch by pairing it with the unassuming crispness of soda water. This drink is a harmonious blend that lets the complex flavors of the whisky shine, making it an ideal refresher for both new enthusiasts and seasoned aficionados alike.

Method
How to make a Scotch Whisky Highball

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start by filling your glass to the brim with ice cubes to ensure your drink stays chilled
Gently pour each ingredient directly over the ice in the order your recipe specifies, allowing them to layer beautifully or mix as required

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of whiskey is best for a Scotch Whisky Highball?

For a Scotch Whisky Highball, it's recommended to use a blended Scotch whisky for a smoother taste, but a single malt Scotch can also be used if you prefer a more pronounced whisky flavor. The choice depends on personal preference, as the highball is versatile enough to showcase different types of Scotch.

FAQ

How do I choose the right soda water for a Scotch Whisky Highball?

The key to a perfect Scotch Whisky Highball is using high-quality, carbonated soda water to ensure the drink is refreshing and effervescent. Look for soda water with strong carbonation that complements the whisky without overpowering it. Avoid flavored soda waters to maintain the integrity of the Scotch's flavor profile.

FAQ

What is the ideal serving temperature for a Scotch Whisky Highball?

A Scotch Whisky Highball is best served cold. You can chill the highball glass beforehand and use cold soda water to ensure the drink remains refreshingly cool. Additionally, adding ice to the glass before pouring the ingredients helps keep the drink cold without diluting it too quickly.

FAQ

Can I modify the Scotch Whisky Highball to suit my taste?

Absolutely! The Scotch Whisky Highball can be modified to suit personal tastes. You can adjust the ratio of whisky to soda water depending on how strong you prefer your cocktail. Additionally, you can add a twist of lemon or lime for a citrusy accent or even a few dashes of bitters for added complexity.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Scotch Whisky Highball compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 10%, the Scotch Whisky Highball has a relatively lower alcohol content compared to many other cocktails, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a lighter, refreshing drink that can be enjoyed over a longer period without becoming too intoxicating. It's a perfect balance between enjoying the flavor of Scotch and maintaining a lower ABV.

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