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H2O Highball

Modern Classics

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.

Bacardí Añejo Highball

Rum , Modern Classics

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.

The Hennessy Highball

Brandy / Cognac Cognac , Modern Classics

You can’t get much easier than this refreshing two-ingredient cognac cocktail.

High King Highball

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

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.

Aberlour 12-Year Highball with Soda

Scotch , Modern Classics

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.

Aberlour Highball

Scotch , Modern Classics

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.

Green Tea Highball

Japanese Whisky Whiskey , Modern Classics

Two of Japan’s most famous beverages get cozy in this uplifting cocktail.

Highball Mizuwari

Japanese Whisky , Classics

This Japanese cocktail is all about the whisky—and the ritual. Make sure you count your stirs.

Hakushu Highball

Japanese Whisky

This smoky, modern cocktail is stirred exactly 13.5 times to honor Japanese tradition.

Ginger Ale Highball

Rye Whiskey , Classics

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.

Harvest Highball

Vodka , Modern Classics

This easy cocktail is a good reason to keep a bottle of ginger beer on hand.

VeeV Holiday Highball

Liqueurs , Modern Classics

After a long day shopping for the holidays, reward yourself with this Veev holiday cocktail.

Scotch & Soda

Scotch , Classics

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.


Vodka , Classics

The Screwdriver is an essential part of the mixological toolkit.

Sex on the Beach

Vodka , Tiki / Tropical

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.

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila , Classics

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.

Long Island Iced Tea

Gin Liqueurs Rum Tequila Vodka , Classics

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.


Rum , Classics Tiki / Tropical

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.

Hebridean Shores

Scotch , Modern Classics

IPA meets Islay scotch in this refreshing highball.

Pear & Elderflower Collins

Gin Vodka , Modern Classics

Pear puree and pear liqueur add a double dose of fall flavor to this bubbly highball.

Baileys Mocha Monkey

Liqueurs , Frozen / Blended

This cocktail is bananas. get where this is going.

Grand Coffee

Liqueurs , Hot

A spot of coffee never sounded so good.

Bloody Bulldog

Gin , Classics

No reason vodka should have a monopoly on tomato-juice cocktails.


Liqueurs , Modern Classics

Get dizzy with this Averna and lemon cocktail.

La Cola Nostra

Rum , Modern Classics

You can't refuse this complex beverage.

Beggar’s Banquet

Beer Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

You'll be begging for this Maker's Mark, maple syrup and beer cocktail.

London Light

Gin , Modern Classics

The subtle botanicals in Bulldog Gin pair well with the fruit juices in this easy-to-make tipple.

Fall and Summer

Tequila , Modern Classics

Toast the seasons with this tasty tequila cocktail.

Berri Ricky

Vodka , Modern Classics

A fruity version of an old classic.


Pisco , Classics

The refreshing snap of lime and pisco with the fizz of ginger ale is what makes the Chilcano delicious.

Jalisco Flor

Tequila , Modern Classics

Mix up this flower of a cocktail.

Yerba Buena

Tequila , Modern Classics

Mojito + ginger beer = refreshing and delicious.

Grand Tea

Liqueurs , Modern Classics

You'll wish that it was always tea time.

East Side Elder

Gin , Modern Classics

You don’t have to be from the east or old to enjoy this St-Germain, Plymouth Gin, cucumber and mint cocktail.

Adam and VEEV

Liqueurs , Modern Classics

Go ahead: give into temptation.

Samba Breeze

Cachaça , Tiki / Tropical

This simple cocktail is as refreshing as it sounds.

Pom Blanco

Tequila , Modern Classics

Sweet, tart and ice cold. Plus a big slug of tequila.

White Bat

Rum , Modern Classics

There is no shame in drinking this guilty pleasure.

Alabama Slammer

Liqueurs , Classics

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.


Liqueurs Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Mix up the Americano on the Fourth of July or anytime the spirit moves you.


Tequila , Classics

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo year-round with the tasty tequila Paloma cocktail.

Forbidden Fruit

Brandy / Cognac Liqueurs , Modern Classics

With apple, lemon and ginger flavors, it's like autumn in a glass.

Mojito Italiano

Rum , Modern Classics

Celebrate the red, white and green with a little Campari, lemon and rum.

Hudson Highland Cup

Scotch , Modern Classics

With apple butter, maple syrup and hard cider, this cocktail is like fall in a cup.

Don Julio Hot Nantucket Night

Tequila , Modern Classics

Heat things up with this spicy tequila tipple.

Lincoln Club Cooler

Rum , Classics

After a few sips you'll be begging to join.

Red Red “Vine”

Gin , Modern Classics

Neil Diamond would surely approve of this gin, grape and mint cocktail.

Start Me Up!

Gin , Modern Classics

Nothing like a little gin to rev your engine.

Perfect Storm

Liqueurs , Tiki / Tropical

Try this orange-liqueur spin on the classic Dark & Stormy.

Cherry Bomb

Cachaça , Modern Classics

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.

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