This weekend, I’m going to my friend Randy’s birthday party; Randy is turning fifty. To celebrate, he’s turned back the clock fifty years to 1962. All week, I’ve been working on my costume—visualize James Bond with a large dash of Mad Men.
Cocktails were a big part of the sophisticated sixties, and one of the most popular cocktails of the era was the Highball. A Highball is refreshing and simple, and it’s a great entry-level drink for those developing a palate for whiskey. In fact, the Highball was my drink of choice at those University of Georgia football games and the fraternity parties that followed.
It’s super simple to make. Take three ounces of whiskey and mix with two ounces of ginger ale, add ice, and you have a Highball.