Kitty Highball

True story, when I was perusing recipes for a new Friday night cocktail, the name of this drink is what stopped me in my tracks

Not because I’m interested in drinking anything that has to do with a feline (no offense to my bestie cat Shelby) but because my Grandmother’s name was Kitty

Kitty and her sister Nellie loved highballs.  They would have a cocktail and venture into a feature film in Manhattan during the 1930’s.  Sounds like a lovely afternoon to me!

Oh, and I also love wine.  And as soon as I saw a cocktail made with wine, I was curious

Turns out, this simple drink is reminiscent of a sangria, but WAY easier to prepare and there’s no melding time

Simply combine 2 ounces of your favorite dry red wine (I used a cabernet) & 3 ounces of ginger ale.  Pour over crushed ice in a highball glass with a squeeze of fresh lime

That’s it! A simple & refreshing cocktail!



Simply Sunday's ~ Kitty Highball

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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4 ounces of dry red wine

6 ounces of ginger ale

Squeeze of fresh lime per drink

Crushed ice


Combine 2 ounces of dry red wine with 3 ounces of ginger ale.  Pour over crushed ice in a highball glass with a squeeze of fresh lime; repeat

Tools used to make this recipe

Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker

Lemon Lime Squeezer

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10 comments on “Kitty Highball

  1. What a great drink! THis would be so tasty for a dinner party. Can’t wait to try!

    • simplysundaysfoodblog

      Thanks Julie! This could easily be made in a large batch for a dinner party. Cheers!

  2. What a delicious, vibrant and refreshing cocktail. Love that red! Amazing! I must try this combination.

  3. Brian Jones

    What a lovely drink, red wine is not often used in cocktails in many places but they love doing it here in Hungary… Now I must try find some ginger ale!

    • simplysundaysfoodblog

      Thanks Brian! If you’re having a hard time finding ginger ale, you can always make a ginger simple syrup by combining equal parts water and sugar and simmering with fresh ginger. You’ll just need to add in some sparkling water to the cocktail for the bubbles. Cheers!

  4. Love that this is such an easy cocktail to make! I love sangria so def want to give this Kitty highball a try!

  5. That’s a very interesting and fresh idea, I love it..I’m a fan of red wine, it will be even easier to prepare this drink!
    Thank you

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