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It's time for classic highballs! Why are they called highballs? You'll have to listen to see if the Gents can figure it out. No matter what though, they are refreshing. Have you got some gin in the house? How about some club soda? A lime would be helpful too. Let's make a Gin RIckey!
1 1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce lime juice
1 3/4 ounce club soda
Build the drink in the glass. Add all the ingredients over ice in a highball glass and stir gently. Garnish with a lime wedge or wheel.
Summer time can't be too far away if you're drinking a Gin RIckey. This drink is quite tart so if you want something a little closer to a boozy limeade, add 1/2 ounce of simple syrup. Mmmmm mmmmm!
Next up is the Presbyterian. This is a wonderful way to use blended whiskey or bourbon. The Gents did it with a whiskey from Texas. The key here is to use the hottest ginger beer or ale you can get. If you can get Blenheim's Hot Ginger Ale, that is the one to use. Dale DeGroff says that if you can't find a hot spicy ginger ale then don't even bother to make this drink. The Gents don't know if that's true or not because they had Blenheim's. Give it a shot even if you don't have a super hot ginger beer and leave a comment on how it tasted below!
1 1/2 ounces bourbon or blended whiskey
2 ounces club soda
2 ounces ginger ale
lemon peel for garnish
Build the drink in the glass. Add the ingredients over ice and gently stir. Garnish with the lemon peel.
This is is a tremendous whiskey drink. The club soda cuts the extreme spiciness of the ginger beer but doesn’t lessen its flavour. Truly a whiskey drink for one and all!
Until next time, Merry Mixing!
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