It’s officially hot girl summer! And I’ve been doing some intense research to find the perfect cocktail. So, when I recently had a cocktail that combined whiskey and amaretto I was inspired. Together they play off each other creating light and bright flavors that are the perfect match in a summery cooler or highball.
While I think that a smokier whiskey would also be very good combined with amaretto, I couldn’t resist using some of the Baller whiskey from St. George Spirits. Its the perfect combination to balance each other out and the nutty flavor of the amaretto works so well with the distinctive floral notes of the Baller. Since I have this great bottle of Rhubarb shrub burning a hole in my fridge I took a chance and it was amazing. This ended up being a really refreshing and balance cocktail, and besides, what could possibly be more hot girl summer than a whiskey highball?
Hot Girl Summer Highball
1.5 oz St. Georges Spirits Baller whiskey
1/5 oz. Girl Meets Dirt Rhubarb Shrub
3/4 oz. Amaretto
3/4 oz. lime juice
Top with soda water
Add all of the ingredients, except the soda water, to a shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.