BOOZE: Highballs! What the Cool Guys are Drinking

Here at Bacchus, the cocktail pouring never stops. We've got our specials, but there are some popular standards that men just keep coming back for. Are you drinking what the cool guys drink?

Highballs are tall, simple mixed drinks that are easy to remember.

Highballs are generally made in an ice-filled highball (also known as a Collins glass) with a shot of a base spirit that is topped with a mixer or two.

These drinks include some of the most classic mixed drinks, are difficult to screw up. Here's a list:

Gin Highballs:

  • Gin & Tonic - tonic water
  • Gin Fizz - lemon or lime, sugar, soda
  • Gin Rickey - lime, club soda
  • Salty Dog - grapefruit juice
  • Tom Collins - lemon, syrup, club soda

Rum Highballs:

  • Dark & Stormy - ginger beer
  • Rum & Coke
  • Cuba Libre - Rum & Coke + lime

Tequila Highballs

  • Horny Bull - orange juice
  • Juan Collins - lemon, agave nectar, club soda
  • Paloma - lime, grapefruit soda
  • Tequila Sunrise - orange juice, grenadine

Vodka Highballs:

  • Bloody Mary - special tomato mixture, you add the liquor and garnishes.
  • Bloody Caesar - clamato juice
  • Bloody Maria - tequila
  • Red Beer - beer and tomato juice
  • Bay Breeze - cranberry and pineapple juices
  • Cape Codder - cranberry juice
  • Fuzzy Navel - peach schnapps, orange juice
  • Greyhound - grapefruit juice
  • Madras - cranberry and orange juices
  • Melon Ball - melon liqueur, pineapple juice
  • Moscow Mule - ginger beer
  • Sea Breeze - cranberry and grapefruit juices
  • Screwdriver - orange juice
  • Vodka Red Bull - Red Bull
  • Vodka Soda or Tonic - soda water (no calories) OR tonic water (calories)

Whiskey Highballs:

  • Bourbon and Water
  • John Collins - bourbon, lemon, syrup, club soda
  • Highball - ginger ale
  • Jack & Coke - Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey and Coke
  • Jameson & Ginger - Jameson Irish Whiskey, ginger ale
  • Lynchburg Lemonade - Jack Daniels, triple sec, sour mix, lemon-lime soda
  • Scotch & Soda - club soda
  • Seven & Seven- Seagram's 7 Whiskey, 7-Up

Other Highballs:

  • Long Island Iced Tea - rum, gin, vodka, tequila, triple sec, sour mix, cola
  • Scarlet O'Hara- Southern Comfort, cranberry juice
  • Sloe Screw - sloe gin, orange juice
  • Tokyo Tea - vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec and Midori