when a guest walked up to the bar and asked for a highball, the
bartender grabbed a bottle of rye whiskey and mixed it with ginger
ale. Today a highball just means a drink containing a spirit mixed
with a carbonated mixer.
The Most Popular Highballs
soda, Vodka Tonic, Gin & Tonic, Rum & Coke, Bourbon &
Coke, Whiskey & 7, Bourbon & Water, Scotch & Water,
and Scotch & Soda. Of course other mixers include, sprite
or 7up, ginger ale, and diet coke.
Garnishes for Highballs
The only thing that you have to remember is that tonics get a
lime wedge. The most common requests by guests are lemon wedges
and lemon twists for scotch, but the lime wedge for tonics are
A Presbyterian (press) means that the mixer is half ginger ale
and half soda water. For example is a guest orders a Bourbon Press,
they want bourbon with half ginger ale and soda water.