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Highball Mizuwari

Image: Tim Nusog

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


  • 1 1/2 oz Japanese whisky
  • 3 oz Sparkling water


  1. Stack several large cubes of ice in a highball glass.

  2. Pour the whisky into the glass and slowly stir it 13 and a half times.

  3. Fill the glass with ice again, and top with sparkling water.

  4. Stir three and a half more times to finish the drink.