How to make a whisky highball

How to make a whisky highball

Whisky is not just for the fireside, try a refreshing cocktail that is perfect for a hot summer's day.

Cocktails don't get much easier or more refreshing than a highball. Whisky might not be the first spirit you associate with summer, but it's a real gem topped up with soda or mineral water on hot day (and seems to taste even better when there's tennis or cricket on the box).

Johnnie Walker Red Label is brilliant in a highball as the whisky was created with the cocktail in mind, but feel free to use any spirit that takes your fancy.

Here's a recipe from Diageo's Sean Baxter.

Whisky highball


30ml of all-purpose mixing whisky

150ml sparkling mineral water

Half wheel of lemon


Pour whisky into a tall glass, add ice and top with mineral water. Garnish with half lemon wheel. Drink with a straw in front of the fan.