Whether you have Johnnie Walker Black Label, Johnnie Walker Red Label, or Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve in your cupboard – you have the base to create something more, like a delectable summer highball. A great addition to your summer get-together.



Highballs are the on trend serve in the world of mixed drinks at present, it is a category of drinks, a style, open to interpretation and innovation. In their simplest form, they consist of spirit, a balanced mixer and a fresh garnish, whileat their most complexthey are an intricate balance of all ‘taste elements’ sweet, sour, salt and bitterthe one constant is that they are long, cool, crisp and wonderfully refreshing.

Every highball is slightly different in bringing out a diverse set of whisky characteristics depending on both the garnish and mixer you select.


Professional bartender or not, the highball is the perfect solution to cocktail making at home without the requirement for any additional shakers or tools that may not be available to you – just a glass, ice, mixer, and Johnnie and you are set to start shaking.

Quick, simple, and easy to make – here’s the breakdown for the perfect Johnnie Highball.

1. Base

50 ML Johnnie Walker whisky. We recommend Johnnie Walker Black Label as our most iconic blend and adaptable whisky – reigning as the benchmark for all our deluxe blends. Created using only whiskies aged for a minimum of 12 years from the four corners of Scotland, Johnnie Walker Black Label has an unmistakably smooth, deep character that will simply enhance the combination of flavours.

2. Mixer

150 ML mixer of your choice – using anything you might have at home from ginger ale, soda, or iced tea. If you’re looking for a sweet but fiery taste that will awaken your taste buds, then Johnnie and Ginger is a timeless choice. If your taste buds are craving something with a bit of bitterness, then Johnnie and Lemon is a perfect alternative. Indulge in a citrus fused experience with a bit of zing from the citrus using a white lemonade mixer. If you’re peachy keen for something sweet then settle down with a Johnnie and Peach, using sparkling peach iced tea for a sweet, yet fiery tasting experience.

3. Ice

Throw in as much ice as needed to fill up the glass and cool you off from the hot summer days in the backyard by the grill – standard cubed ice will do the trick.

4. Garnish

Every Johnnie highball needs the perfect final touch before taking that first sip. The garnish will vary pending on your mixer. Slices of peach for your Johnnie & Peach, slice of lemon for your Johnnie & Ginger, or a slice of orange for your Johnnie & Lemon.

Now let your taste buds do the work when enjoying your first sip of your summer whisky highball cocktail, created by you, at home, to be enjoyed however you like it with loved ones or a great playlist. Cheers.

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