Cocktail Party

Tea & Whisky Highball From Johnnie Walker

October 19, 2020
1 Ratings
Photo by Rocky Luten. Prop Stylist: Megan Hedgpeth. Food Stylist: Kate Buckens.
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Makes 1 cocktail
Test Kitchen Notes

In this simple twist on a classic highball, the flavors of the whisky are heightened by the warming spices of chai. The lime and ginger ale bring a citrusy balance and refreshing effervescence that make this cocktail both a perfect aperitif and a soothing digestif. It's just the right drink for a special holiday occasion, but we also love to sip it any old weeknight. Bonus: If you don't want to find and prep all the ingredients, you can have 'em delivered straight to your door (or sent as a gift to someone special) with this nifty cocktail kit.

This recipe was created in partnership with Johnnie Walker. —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • For the cocktail:
  • 1 1/2 ounces Johnnie Walker Black Label
  • 1/2 ounce Chai Cordial (see recipe below)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 3 1/2 ounces Fever Tree ginger ale
  • Fresh lime wedge and dehydrated lime wheel, for garnish
  • For the Chai Cordial:
  • 10 grams House of Waris Botanicals Chai Tea
  • 4 ounces cane sugar
  • 4 ounces filtered water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Zest of 1 whole lime
  1. To make the cocktail: Add ice to a chilled highball glass.
  2. Measure the ingredients (except for the lime garnishes) and pour into your glass.
  3. Gently stir with a spoon, incorporating all ingredients and chilling the cocktail.
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge and dehydrated lime wheel.
  5. To make the Chai Cordial: Add filtered water, sugar, salt, and chai tea to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil, add lime zest, and let simmer for a few minutes, until the sugar dissolves completely. Cool and strain with a cheesecloth before use.

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