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Scotch and Soda

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A tried and true classic, this Highball is made with a measure of Scotch whisky, cubed ice and an effervescent topper of soda water. While we prefer to use blended scotch instead of heady, peaty single malt spirits, there’s a scotch and soda pairing for every palate. You’ll just have to try them all. What a chore.

The Essentials

Soda Water
The Details


2 oz Scotch
Soda Water
Lemon Twist, for garnish (Optional)


  • Add scotch to a highball glass with cubed ice.
  • Top with soda and stir with a bar spoon to incorporate.
  • If desired, garnish with a lemon twist.
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