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Japanese Highball

Rediscover the classic highball cocktail with Japanese Whisky! Only 2 ingredients and so refreshing!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 71kcal


  • Bar Spoon
  • Highball Glass
  • Jigger
  • Cocktail Codex


  • 1 ounce whiskey Japanese whisky
  • 4 ounces club soda


  • Add ice to a highball glass and stir for about 30 seconds to chill the glass and smooth the corners of the ice.
  • Pour off any water that melted from the ice.
  • Add the whiskey and stir for about 3-5 seconds or 13.5 turns clockwise.
  • Using a bar spoon pour the club soda down the spoon so that it gets to the bottom of the glass, while gently lifting the bottom ice cube, or tilt the glass and pour the club soda gently down the side of the glass.
  • Do one brief gentle stir or stir 3.5 times clockwise.



Note you can use the following ratios for whisky to soda:  1 part whisky to 4 parts soda, 1 part whisky to 3 parts soda, or 1 part whisky to 2 parts soda. 
I don't garnish my highball, but you could use something seasonal like an herb sprig or a lemon peel. 


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Sugar: 1g