kakubin highball

Kaku Highball

Also called the “Kaku High”, the Kaku Highball may be Japan’s most beloved cocktail. This chilled highball beautifully brings out the inherent flavor and fullness of the whisky. Enjoy a refreshing Kaku Highball at meal-time or any time, and make sure to properly chill the glass, whisky, and soda first.

ingredients and how to craft

What You Need

The highball is a refreshing whisky drink, and the secret is not to overstir it so it doesn't lose its fizz. Also recommended is highball without ice, which lets you savor the whisky's flavor and sweetness more.

A glass of Whisky Highball with ice
Step 1

Fill a glass with ice and let chill

Step 2

Pour chilled whisky

Step 3


Step 4

Add chilled soda (3- 4 parts soda to 1 part whisky)

Step 5

Give a single stir from bottom to top with a bar spoon

Step 6

Add a twist of grapefruit or lemon citrus. Enjoy!

Complete your cocktail with


Kakubin Blended Whisky


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