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 like Makers Mark, 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.
Gather the ingredients.
In an old-fashioned glass, add whiskey and ice.
Pour the simple syrup and stir briefly.
Finish it up with a splash of club soda.
Serve and enjoy!
- 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.
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 Angostura 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.