Brandy High Ball

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The classic brandy highball has made its place in cocktail history with its simple enough recipe and a superbly refreshing flavor. Highball is a combination of two words – high which means tall, and ball which is a slang for the word glass, hence indicating that the drink is to be typically served in a tall glass.

There is another tale which is associated with the highball cocktail – in the 19th century, railroads used a raised metal ball (a high ball) as a green signal for the trains. One thing led to another, and this became associated with a cocktail that could be speedily consumed. However, with our Mansion House French Brandy, we suggest that you savour it and relish the cocktail over a lazy afternoon or to unwind after a long day.

Adjust as per taste

Cocktail ingredients

  • 30ml Mansion House French Brandy
  • 60ml soda water or dry ginger ale
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Thin piece of lemon strip

Call the shots

Bartenders guide

Step 1


Splash bitters into a highball glass, roll it around the glass and shake out the excess.

Step 2


Drop in the ice until the very top of the glass

Step 3


Add in the brandy and top it up with the ginger ale (or soda).

Step 4


Knot the lemon peel, drop it into the glass and serve.

Step 1


Put your cocktail glass in the freezer and let it chill.

Step 2


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all the ingredients. Shake vigorously until cold.

Step 3


Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.

Step 4


Add the lime peel as a garnish and serve.

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