Create The Perfect Johnnie Walker Highball For Your Weekend House Party

  • by Rodney Mponye
  • September 11, 2020

With the exciting Kampala night-life being reduced to low key house parties, TV dance battles and everyone trying to be a mixologist, the Johnnie Walker Highball is the easiest and coolest cocktail to try out in its simplest form.

Forget about concoctions that you don’t understand, with the Highball all you need is just Johnnie Walker (either Red Label or Black Label) with mixers like Sprite/ Stoney or fresh lemon/Ginger juice, plus garnish in a tall glass over ice to set the mood of the party.

The Johnnie Walker Highball is a popular whisky drink that has been a bar favourite in many of Kampala’s hangouts that first gained its status last year when Uganda Breweries took to an extensive Johnnie Walker Highball tour all around the country that had thousands of Ugandans being taught how to make the bold classic serve.

Not everyone is a fan of hard, neat Scotch whisky, and that’s where the Highball comes in – to add sweetness and character to your drink.

As party animals continue to warm up for the day government gives the directive to open bars once again, you can still make the most of your parties or evenings at home by mixing cocktails like Johnnie Ginger, Johnnie Lemon, JW Gold & Apple and others.


Recipe samples:

For Johnnie Ginger, stir 50ml of Johnnie Walker Black Label with 150ml of ginger ale (Stoney Tangawizi) over ice. Garnish with a slice of orange or ginger (or both) and enjoy! 

For Johnnie & Lemon, pour 50ml of Johnnie Walker Black Label into a glass filled with ice. Top up with lemonade, stir and add a lemon twist.