The Story Behind The Classic Jim Beam Highball

With just two ingredients, the classic Whiskey Highball is as simple as it gets when making cocktails. Yet the result far exceeds its easy preparation. Mixing bourbon and soda water over ice offers the perfect serve for America’s native spirit during the warmer months, or when you’re looking to dial down the ABV. Beyond that, the bubbly water amplifies the rich aromatic qualities of the spirit and teases out lighter flavors on the palate. A simple lemon wedge garnish adds a final refreshing finishing touch.


  • 1 part Jim Beam® White
  • 4 parts premium soda water
  • Garnish: lemon wedge


  1. Add ice to a highball glass.
  2. Combine all ingredients over the ice.
  3. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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Updated: 2021-10-02

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