3 Highball


A highball is the name for a family of mixed drinks that are composed of an alcoholic base spirit and a larger proportion of a non-alcoholic mixer. Originally, the most common highball was made with rye whiskey and ginger ale. [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=Highball&searchmode=none The Online Etymology Dictionary] suggests that the name originated around 1898 and probably derives from "ball" meaning a "drink of whiskey" and "high" because it is served in a tall glass. Alternatively, New York barman Patrick Duffy claimed to have invented the highball in 1895, and that the term 'highball' comes from the 19th century railroad practice of raising a ball on a pole to urge a passing train driver to speed up. Duffy used this term to describe his method of quickly mixing a drink by simply adding the ingredients to a tall glass over ice. To enable this speedy process, Duffy used one spirit, one mixer (ginger ale or soda) and either a simple garnish (such as a twist of lemon) or none at all. Another possible explanation comes from the time of drinking. A highball, as opposed to a cocktail which is drunk in the evening before dinner, is drunk in the afternoon when the sun is high (ball referring to the sun) and should be light and refreshing.

Well-known examples of highballs include Jack and Coke, Scotch and Soda, Seven and Seven, the Moscow Mule, the gin and tonic, and Sex on the Beach. A highball is typically served in large straight-sided glass, for example, a highball glass or a Collins glass, with ice. The proportions of some highballs, such as the Alabama Slammer, may be altered—made with little or no mixer—and served as a shooter.

List of highball cocktails

* Alabama Slammer — 1 part Amaretto, 1 part Southern Comfort, 1 part sloe gin, and 1 part orange juice
* Allen Keyvodka and melted Freezie
* Blackout Grin — Coke, Gin, and Vodka
* Cape Codder or Cape Cod — vodka, cranberry juice and a slice of lime.
* Captain CokeCaptain Morgan Spiced Rum, Coca-Cola
* Captain Jack - Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Root Beer (also known as a Morgan Daniels)
* Caribou Lou — Bacardi 151, Malibu Rum, and pineapple juice. This drink originated in Kansas City, MissouriFact|date=February 2007 and popularized in several songs by rapper Tech N9ne.

* Comb — pure Cacique (Costa Rica) lemon and salt
* Crimson Death — Absinthe strained through sugar with cranberry juice over ice
* Crunk JuiceHennessy (cognac) and Red Bull
* Cuba Libre — rum, cola, and lime juice
* Dark and Stormy — a Bermudian drink, made with 2 oz Gosling's Black Seal Rum, 4 oz ginger beer, and a lime wedge garnish. Gosling's Rum owns the trademark on the term "Dark 'N Stormy".
* Freddie Fudpucker — a variation on the Harvey Wallbanger that uses tequila.
* Fuzzy Navel — equal parts peach schnapps and orange juice
* Gin and Tonicgin and tonic water
* Gin Buck — 1 part gin, 6 parts ginger ale, and 1/2 part of lemon or lime juice

* Green Goblin- UV Blue Vodka and Lemon Juice
* Greyhound — vodka or gin, grapefruit juice, and carbonated water.
* Hard Arnoldvodka, Iced Tea, and Lemonade
* Harvey Wallbanger — vodka, Galliano, and orange juice
* Hairy Navel — vodka, peach schnapps, and orange juice
* Hairy Virginrum, orange liqueur, and apple juice
* Jack and CokeJack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey and Coca-Cola
* Jellybeanouzo, lemonade and a splash of raspberry liqueur, stirred and served in an old-fashioned glass over ice
* Jokergin, Kool-Aid powder mix, tonic water, and orange juice.
* Kansas Slammervodka, white grape juice, tequila, a splash of Lemon Juice stirred in old-fashioned glass over ice with a lime slice
* KevorkianJack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey and Dr Pepper
* Long Island Iced TeaWikipedia:WikiProject Cocktails/Templates/Badges/IBAOfficialMini — vodka, tequila, white rum, Cointreau, gin, lemon juice, gomme syrup, and cola

* Lynchburg LemonadeJack Daniel's, orange liqueur, sour mix, and lemon-lime soda, served over ice with a lemon wedge or maraschino cherry garnish
* Madras — vodka, cranberry juice, and orange juice.
* Malibu Stacy - Malibu Rum, and pineapple juice.
* Melonball - 2 oz Midori, 1 oz vodka, pineapple juice (or orange juice)
* Moscow Mule — vodka, ginger beer, and lime, served in a copper mug

* Paralyzertequila, vodka, Kahlúa, cream or milk, and Coca-Cola
* Pepperapple Snappineapple juice, ginger ale, and Rumpleminze peppermint schnapps
* Pimm's CupPimm's No.1 Cup, and ginger ale, lemon-lime soft drink, or carbonated water
* PiscolaPisco and Coca Cola, popular in Peru and Chile (known as "Perú Libre" in Peru)

* Presbyterianrye whiskey, carbonated water, and ginger ale
* Pucker Up — Apple Pucker and 7 Up
* Salty Dog — vodka or gin, grapefruit juice, and a salted rim
* Scotch and SodaScotch Whisky and soda water
* Screwdriver — vodka and orange juice
* Sea Breeze — vodka, cranberry juice, and grapefruit juice, garnished with a lime wedge.
* Seven and SevenSeagram's 7 whisky and 7 Up, garnished with a lemon wedge.
* Sex on the Beach — vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and orange juice. A non-alcoholic version of this is known as Safe Sex on the Beach
* Skinny PirateCaptain Morgan rum and diet cola
* Sloe Comfortable Screwsloe gin, Southern Comfort, vodka, orange juice
* Touchdown UV Vodka, tequila, and Gatorade
* Tequila Sunrisetequila, orange juice, and grenadine

* Toro Rojo — tequila and Red Bull
* Vodka McGovern — equal parts of vodka, club soda and orange juice, poured over crushed ice, with a squeeze of lime over the top. Invented by Mike McGovern, a friend of Kinky Friedman.Fact|date=February 2007
* Vodka Tonicvodka and tonic water

Jack and Coke

name = Jack and Coke
type = cocktail
tennessee = yes
served = rocks
drinkware = collins
ingredients = *1 part Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
*3 parts Coca-Cola
prep = Pour Jack Daniel's into Collins glass filled with ice. Fill to desired level with Coca-Cola. Stir lightly.
categories = no

Jack and Coke (also known as "JD and Coke" or "Kentucky Freedom") is a popular cocktail made with Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey and Coca-Cola. The drink is usually served in an old-fashioned glass or a Collins glass over ice. The term "Jack and Coke" has been used in combined advertising for Jack Daniel's and Coca-Cola, and several products were created as part of this marketing campaign, including bar signs and .]

Jack Daniel's released a canned beverage called "Jack Daniel's and cola," a mixed beverage of the same type as Jack and Coke, in the US, and in several markets in the South Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand.Collins, Glenn. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E04E5D71139F93BA25752C0A960958260 The New York Times] . (January 18, 1996). "THE MEDIA BUSINESS: ADVERTISING — ADDENDA; Additional Work On Jack Daniel's." Retrieved February 1, 2007.] The beverages have become a collector's item. [http://www.jdcollectorspage.com/cola.html Jack Daniel's and Cola] . Retrieved February 2, 2007.]

While "Jack and Coke" is arguably the most iconic of its type, other brands of whiskey and cola are often substituted in accordance with local popularity, availability and personal preference.

alty Dog

iba = yes
name = Salty dog

caption =
type = cocktail
flaming =
vodka = yes
served = rocks
garnish = Salted glass
drinkware = rocks/old fashioned glass
ingredients = * 4.0 cl (2 parts) vodka
*10.0 cl (5 parts) grapefruit juice
prep = Shake and serve in a highball glass with a salted rim
notes =
footnotes =

A Salty Dog is a cocktail containing vodka or gin and grapefruit juice, served in a glass with a salted rim. The main difference between the Salty Dog and the Greyhound is the salted rim.

In popular culture

*In the television series "The Larry Sanders Show", the Salty Dog is the preferred drink of Artie, played by Rip Torn.
*In the Elmore Leonard novel "Swag", the Salty Dog is the preferred drink of characters Frank Ryan and Ernest Stickley, Jr.
*In the computer game "Kingdom of Loathing", the Salty Dog is a mid-grade drink made by mixing gin and grapefruit.
*In the 1993 film "Point of No Return", government assassin Claudia Doran (played by Bridget Fonda) orders a Salty Dog on her last undercover mission to assassinate Fahd Bahktiar (played by Richard Romanus), one of the richest Arabs in the world.
*In the 2006 Japanese Drama "Kekkon Dekinai Otoko", Shinsuke Kuwano, played by Abe Hiroshi, orders a Salty Dog during episode 8 after looking after his neighbour's pet Pug Ken-chan.
*"Salty Dog" is the title of a song by Flogging Molly off of their album Swagger.
* [http://www.infobarrel.com/How_to_make_a_Salty_Dog_Cocktail Salty Dog Recipe]

even and Seven

name = Seven and Seven
type = cocktail
canadian = yes
served = rocks
drinkware = collins
ingredients = *1 shot Seagram's 7 whisky
*6 fl. oz. 7 Up
prep = Pour whisky into Collins glass filled with ice. Fill to desired level with 7 Up. Stir lightly.
categories = no
A Seven and Seven (also known as a Seven Seven) is a mixed drink made with Seagram's 7 whisky and 7 Up. It is typically served in a highball glass with ice. It is commonly made with 1 shot of whisky to 6 fluid ounces of 7 Up. A lemon garnish may complete the drink.

Popular culture

* In the 1973 film "Mean Streets", Teresa (played by Amy Robinson) orders a Seven and Seven.
* In the 1977 film "Saturday Night Fever", John Travolta's character orders a Seven and Seven.
* In the film "Goodfellas", Robert de Niro's character orders a Seven and Seven.
* In the television series "The OC", various members of the Atwood family are seen drinking Seven and Sevens. In The Premiere Episode, Ryan Atwood orders one at the fashion show. In The Gamble, Dawn Atwood orders one at the Casino night. In The O.Sea, Trey Atwood orders one at a bar in Chino.
* In the TV show "The Sopranos", Jackie Aprile, Jr. orders one at "The Bing"
* In the "Casino Night" episode of "The Office", Ryan orders a Seven and Seven with 8 maraschino cherries and sugar on the rim, "blended if you can" for his girlfriend Kelly.
* On their album entitled , Atmosphere (music group) names a song "A Tall Seven and Seven."
* In the animated series "Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law", the Sebben & Sebben law firm is a play on Seven and Seven.

loe Comfortable Screw

name = Sloe Comfortable Screw
type = cocktail
canadian =
served = rocks
drinkware = collins
ingredients = *3 fl. oz. Sloe Gin
*3 fl. oz. Southern Comfort
*3 fl. oz. Vodka
*Some Orange Juice
prep = Pour Sloe Gin, Southern Comfort, Vodka and Orange Juice into a Collins glass. Adding more Orange Juice and ice to set the level of alcohol.
categories = no

A Sloe Comfortable Screw (sometimes referred to as a Slow Comfortable Screw) is a mixed drink made with Sloe Gin, Southern Comfort, Vodka and Orange Juice. It is typically served in a highball glass with ice. It is commonly made with equal parts of Sloe Gin, Southern Comfort, and Vodka, and either another part orange juice (for a shot) or enough orange juice to fill the glass (for a lighter cocktail). Ice is commonly added to the lighter version.


The name "Sloe Comfortable Screw" is from the ingredients:
*"Sloe" - Sloe Gin (pronounced like "slow")
*"Comfortable" - Southern Comfort
*"Screw" - Vodka and orange juice, which is a Screwdriver


The suggestive nature of the pun in the drink's name has invited many variations, extending the pun. A few examples are:

*Sloe Comfortable Screw Against the Wall [ [http://www.webtender.com/db/drink/1923 Sloe comfortable screw against the wall (The Webtender) ] ] - Floating a dash of Galliano on top turns the "Screwdriver" into a Harvey "Wall"banger. Commonly served with a cherry.
*Sloe Comfortable Screw Against the Wall, With a Kiss [ [http://www.cocktail.uk.com/db/viewCocktail.asp?ID=154 Sloe Comfortable Screw Against the Wall - With a Kiss Cocktail : UK > Drink Recipes > Sloe Comfortable Screw Against the Wall - With a Kiss (cocktail recipe) ] ] - Adding a dash of Amaretto on top of the Galliano, adds a little "amore" ("love") - or a "kiss".
*Sloe Comfortable Screw Against The Wall With Satin Pillows The Hard Way [ [http://www.webtender.com/db/drink/2240 Sloe Comfortable Screw #1 (The Webtender) ] ] - Adding 1 part Galliano make it "against the wall", 1 part Frangelico gives it "satin". But 1 part whisky makes the satin into a soft "pillow" that hits you in the head (like it does in a Pillow Mint or a Pillow Biter) and makes it "hard".

ee also

*Long drink
*List of cocktails


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