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High King Highball

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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.


  • 2 oz Clontarf Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 oz Aperol
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • 1 dash Peychaud's bitters
  • 3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
  • 3 Raspberries, muddled
  • Garnish: Skewered lemon wheel and raspberry


  1. Pour the soda water into Collins glass with ice cubes.

  2. Add all the other ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake.

  3. Fine-strain into the Collins glass.

  4. Garnish with a skewered lemon wheel and raspberry.