Highball cups recipe
Highball cups are refreshing, citrusy, and bubbly cocktails that are perfect for picnics or outdoor gatherings in the summer. They are made with a combination of fruit juice, soda water, and a spirit of your choice, such as gin or vodka. The key to making these drinks is to use high-quality ingredients and to balance the flavors carefully. With this recipe, you can make four servings of highball cups that are the perfect balance of sweet, sour, and fizzy.
- 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/3 cup of simple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups of soda water
- 1 1/2 cups of your chosen spirit (gin, vodka, or whiskey)
- 4 slices of lemon, for garnish
- 4 slices of lime, for garnish
- Ice cubes
Step 1: Make the Simple Syrup
To make the simple syrup, mix equal parts of sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat the mixture over medium-high heat. Stir the mixture occasionally until it boils and the sugar has completely dissolved. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the mixture for about 5 minutes until it thickens slightly. Set the simple syrup aside to cool to room temperature. (Time: Total of 10 minutes)
Step 2: Squeeze the Lemons and Limes
Cut the lemons and limes in half and use a citrus juicer or a hand-held juicer to extract the juice. Strain the juice through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any pulp or seeds. (Time: 10 minutes)
Step 3: Mix the Ingredients
In a large pitcher, combine the lemon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup. Stir the mixture until the simple syrup dissolves completely. Add the soda water and your chosen spirit to the pitcher and stir gently until the ingredients are combined. (Time: 5 minutes)
Step 4: Prepare the Highball Cups
Fill four highball cups with ice cubes. Pour the cocktail mixture over the ice and stir gently to combine. Make sure that each cup is filled to the top with ice. (Time: 5 minutes)
Step 5: Garnish and Serve
Garnish each highball cup with a slice of lemon and a slice of lime. Serve the highball cups immediately and enjoy!
Highball cups are easy and quick to make and are perfect for any occasion. They require only a few simple ingredients, and you can easily adjust the recipe to your liking by adding more or less soda water or alcohol. With this recipe, you can impress your guests with a refreshing and citrusy cocktail that will leave them asking for more. Don’t forget to garnish your highball cups with fresh slices of lemon and lime for an extra pop of color and flavor.