Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Cognac & Other Brandy Cocktails

Saison Highball

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Inspired by the simplicity and attention to detail found in Japanese bartending, Brandyn Tepper, the former bar director for acclaimed San Francisco restaurants Saison and Angler, credits a closet-size, six-seat cocktail bar in Tokyo named Land Bar Artisan as the inspiration behind his easy, yet meticulous, highball.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “The Secret to This Amazing Highball? Chill Your Spirit.”



  1. Pour the 3 brandies into a frozen Collins glass with ice, and stir for 5 seconds.

  2. Top with the cider.

  3. Garnish with a small Meyer lemon twist.