A global celebration of cocktails, World Cocktail Day takes place this weekend (Sunday 13th May). Marking the publication date of the first definition of a cocktail, on 13th May 1806, World Cocktail Day is a fair opportunity to indulge.
Showcasing the fact that classic whisky cocktails needn’t be limited to the Old Fashioned or Manhattan, this whisky highball recipe features Japanese Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve. A fresh and verdant whisky from Suntory’s distillery in the Southern Japanese Alps, Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve enjoys a pleasing freshness with its crisp green apple profile – an ideal base for this simple Highball serve, garnished with fresh mint.
35ml Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve
150ml Soda Water
Sprig of Mint
Chill a glass with ice (best served over good quality cocktail ice).
Pour 35ml Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve.
Stir the ice with the whisky and pour soda onto the back of a bar spoon, over the ice.
Further information on Suntory can be found here.