Stone Wall Cocktail

Stone Wall Cocktail with Whiskey
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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
154 Calories
0g Fat
6g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 154
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 1mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Choose bourbon or Canadian whisky and mix up this simple and slightly sweet whiskey soda drink. Essentially just whiskey, sugar, and club soda, the stone wall is a great drink that will put a refreshing touch on any whiskey you pour.

This is an older recipe that is both satisfying and incredibly easy to make. The whiskey is typically a bourbon or Canadian whisky, and both styles have a lot of options to offer. Whether you go with a popular brand, a bourbon from a local craft distillery, or explore some of Canada's specialty blends, it's hard to go wrong with this recipe. It's actually a great choice for exploring a bottle that's new to you because it gently dresses up the whiskey without masking its finer nuances.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In an old-fashioned glass, add whiskey and ice.

  3. Pour the simple syrup and stir briefly.

  4. Finish it up with a splash of club soda.


  • This mixed drink differs from many similar cocktails by adding only a splash of soda rather than a few ounces. The point is to add just a touch of sparkle that opens up the whiskey's flavors. It's a similar effect to drinking bourbon and water, but with the sweetener.
  • Reduce the amount of simple syrup if you prefer. Even a small splash can be enough for some whiskeys and you'll want to adjust this according to each whiskey's flavor profile.

Recipe Variations

There are a number of very similar whiskey cocktails that you might want to try after enjoying the stone wall:

  • The stone fence cocktail tops a 2-ounce shot of bourbon with apple cider and 2 dashes of bitters. It's served over ice in a double rocks glass and stirred.
  • Both the John Collins and whiskey fizz are served tall in highball glasses. Each adds a little lemon juice and sugar to the whiskey-soda mix.
  • To make the Presbyterian cocktail, you'll mix both club soda and ginger ale with a shot of whiskey. It's tall and refreshing, with the ginger ale offering a touch of sweetness without going overboard.
  • The classic whiskey highball simply pairs whiskey with ginger ale for a considerable amount of sweetness and sparkle.

How Strong Is a Stone Wall?

The stone wall will be just a little weaker than the whiskey you pour. For instance, with a 90 proof whiskey, the drink's alcohol content is 34 percent ABV (68 proof). It's a refreshing strength that retains the whiskey's full flavor, which is why this is a great recipe.