Invented for railway workers in a hurry in the 1890s, highballs became wildly popular in the 1920s. Named after a railway signal for trains in a hurry, this cocktail can be quickly made right in the glass, hence it’s popularity in the 20s. This classic cocktail remains a staple to today.
- 2 oz whiskey
- Soda or ginger ale
Fill a highball glass with ice. Add the whiskey. Fill with soda or ginger ale.