Essentially just a fancy name for whiskey and any type of mixer, the highball cocktail dates back a century and then some. Served over ice in a large, straight-sided Collins glass, the question of just who mixed up the first one remains a mystery. And while the debate will go on for years as to whether the highball was brought to the United States by an English actor, or created by a bartender strapped for ingredients, one thing we think is pretty undeniable is that using Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye makes for a pretty good one. With a distinct, spicy character that stands up against other mixers, our Rye Ball offers a bold take on a cocktail classic.
- 1 1/2 parts Jack Daniel’s® Tennessee Rye
- 1/2 part Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1/2 part Simple Syrup
- 2 dash Peychaud’s® Bitters
- Soda water
Shake (or build in glass and stir) all but soda. Strain into Hi-Ball glass with ice. Top with soda. Garnish with Lemon wheel.