Cocktail & Other Recipes Cocktail Type Nonalcoholic

H2O Highball

Image: Tim Nusog

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.


  • 6 oz Small-batch spring water (2:1 hydrogen to oxygen)
  • Sparkling water, to top
  • 1 barspoon Distilled water
  • Garnish: Watermelon slice


  1. Fill a highball glass with cubed ice and set aside.

  2. Add the small-batch spring water into a shaker with cubed ice, and shake until well-chilled.

  3. Dump the ice from the highball glass, and replace with 3 large ice cubes.

  4. Strain the small-batch spring water into the highball glass.

  5. Top with the sparkling water.

  6. Float the distilled water over the top, and gently stir.

  7. Garnish with a watermelon slice.