They say the simplest cocktails are the hardest to master. This pre-Paleozoic sipper is no exception, consisting of just three vital ingredients. Our foolproof recipe will have you mixing it again and again. For a much stronger drink, try including actual alcohol.
The Añejo Highball is the hip Caribbean cousin of the Moscow Mule. It was created by Dale DeGroff, one of the masters of modern mixology, as a tribute to the Cuban bartenders of the early 1900s.
You can’t get much easier than this refreshing two-ingredient cognac cocktail.
At East Village cocktail destination Pouring Ribbons, cocktails get “rated” on a scale of “refreshing” to “spirituous,” “comforting” to “adventurous,” to help guide you to the right drink. (Chartreuse lovers, ask for the bar’s vintage Chartreuse selection). On the refreshing side, the High King Highball was created by bar-star Joaquín Simón and features Clontarf Irish whiskey and Aperol, along with muddled raspberries, lemon and grapefruit juices, simple syrup, Peychaud's bitters and a splash of soda. The artful creation is then garnished with a skewered lemon wheel and raspberry.
Of course Aberlour 12 year is good enough—by far—to stand on its own. Make a highball to open up the premium single malt even more.
You might be surprised by what a splash of soda can add to a premium single malt. Toss in a slice of red apple to enjoy this highball in style.
Two of Japan’s most famous beverages get cozy in this uplifting cocktail.
This Japanese cocktail is all about the whisky—and the ritual. Make sure you count your stirs.
This smoky, modern cocktail is stirred exactly 13.5 times to honor Japanese tradition.
The spicy notes of rye whiskey and ginger pair beautifully in the simple and classic Ginger Ale Highball. Bonus: It's simple to make and loved by almost everyone, making it the perfect party drink.
This easy cocktail is a good reason to keep a bottle of ginger beer on hand.
After a long day shopping for the holidays, reward yourself with this Veev holiday cocktail.
A little bit of soda helps bring out all of the complex flavors in your favorite Scotch. Get the proportions right to this fizzy combination and you've got an instant classic on your hands that will never go out of style.
The Screwdriver is an essential part of the mixological toolkit.
Warning: this drink is not the for the faint of heart. Sex on the Beach boasts one of the most provocative names for a cocktail. Fruit-filled and perfect for enjoying a night in the tropics, its no wonder why this cocktail has stayed around for so long.
Created in the 1970s, the Tequila Sunrise adds tequila to the citrusy and sweet ingredients popular in many cocktails during the party decade. Make this classic cocktail for a small sunrise whenever you want it.
The Long Island Iced Tea is what happens when four different spirits collide to create one powerful drink. With a mysterious origin story, this potent drink will bring on the good times (and hangovers) for years to come.
What's the perfect way to capture summer all year long? A well-mixed Mojito, of course. A decedent of the Cuban cocktail El Draque, this five ingredient highball is a favorite of many, including Ernest Hemingway.
IPA meets Islay scotch in this refreshing highball.
Pear puree and pear liqueur add a double dose of fall flavor to this bubbly highball.
This cocktail is bananas. B-A-N-A...you get where this is going.
A spot of coffee never sounded so good.
No reason vodka should have a monopoly on tomato-juice cocktails.
Get dizzy with this Averna and lemon cocktail.
You can't refuse this complex beverage.
You'll be begging for this Maker's Mark, maple syrup and beer cocktail.
The subtle botanicals in Bulldog Gin pair well with the fruit juices in this easy-to-make tipple.
Toast the seasons with this tasty tequila cocktail.
A fruity version of an old classic.
The refreshing snap of lime and pisco with the fizz of ginger ale is what makes the Chilcano delicious.
Mix up this flower of a cocktail.
Mojito + ginger beer = refreshing and delicious.
You'll wish that it was always tea time.
You don’t have to be from the east or old to enjoy this St-Germain, Plymouth Gin, cucumber and mint cocktail.
Go ahead: give into temptation.
This simple cocktail is as refreshing as it sounds.
Sweet, tart and ice cold. Plus a big slug of tequila.
There is no shame in drinking this guilty pleasure.
No one knows who invented the Alabama Slammer, but legend has it that the colorful cocktail was first shaken at the University of Alabama in 1975. The sweet mix of SoCo, sloe gin, amaretto and orange juice is supposedly the signature drink of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.
Mix up the Americano on the Fourth of July or anytime the spirit moves you.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo year-round with the tasty tequila Paloma cocktail.
With apple, lemon and ginger flavors, it's like autumn in a glass.
Celebrate the red, white and green with a little Campari, lemon and rum.
With apple butter, maple syrup and hard cider, this cocktail is like fall in a cup.
Heat things up with this spicy tequila tipple.
After a few sips you'll be begging to join.
Neil Diamond would surely approve of this gin, grape and mint cocktail.
Nothing like a little gin to rev your engine.
Try this orange-liqueur spin on the classic Dark & Stormy.
This easy, fruity and bubbly cocktail will blow you away. It combines the Brazilian sugarcane liquor cachaça with a sweet and tart cherry liqueur. Try the recipe for the Cherry Bomb below.