|As Mexican as |
After Mrs. Bottle prepared the English Highball I was pretty excited. It looked delicious, with the color and fizz of cream soda and a nice lemon twist. Mrs. Bottle was not excited. I asked her why and she said, “I know what the ingredients are.” I took that as a bad sign.. It turns out that the English Highball is made from gin, brandy, sweet vermouth, and club soda (or ginger ale). Once I found out it had both sweet vermouth and club soda, I was no longer excited.
|I'd like to solve, Pat|
It turns out that the lack of excitement was justified; The English Highball is truly awful. The sweet vermouth was the primary flavor with a slight brandy undertone. As if that combination was not bad enough, the club soda just made it taste watered-down and even worse. I think ginger ale might have improved the taste but in reality this drink was probably beyond help. I have no idea why they love it so much in Mexico. The next time I am there I will be sure to ask someone.
Overall Rating for the English Highball
Ease of Preparation: 4 – Lemon twist away from a 5
Drinks Until Blackout: 9– 11% Alcohol
.75 oz Gin
.75 oz Brandy
.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
Club Soda or Ginger Ale