Jack Rye Highball Cocktail served with lemon wheel

Jack Rye Highball

A simple cocktail full of spice and sweet character.


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  1. 1/2 fill a cocktail shaker with cubed ice

  2. Add all ingredients but the soda and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds

  3. 1/2 fill a highball glass with cubed ice

  4. Strain the liquid into the glass

  5. Top with soda

  6. Add lemon wheel to garnish

About this Drink

A highball cocktail is just a fancy name for whiskey and any type of mixer. Traditionally served over ice in a large, straight-sided Collins glass, the cocktail is over a century old and the question of who first served one is a mystery. Some folks say it was brought to the United States by an English actor. Some say it was created by a bartender strapped for ingredients. One thing we know for sure is that using Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye makes for a pretty good one. With a distinct, spicy character that stands up against mixers, Jack Rye offers a bold take on a cocktail classic.