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Cash and Prizes by Nick Kokonas

Cash & Prizes rye highball

A bright and bitter blend of flavors.

Tonic cocktails don’t always have to be highballs. Serving his Cash and Prizes in an Old Fashioned glass allows the carbonation to dissipate faster than in a Collins glass, so it drinks more like a traditional cocktail as opposed to a long drink, says Something & Tonic author Nick Kokonas.


  • 1 1/2 oz. rye whiskey
  • 1 1/2 oz. Lillet rouge
  • 1 bottle Underberg bitters
  • Chilled premium tonic water
  • Tools:barspoon
  • Glass:double Old Fashioned
  • Garnish:lemon twist


Combine all of the ingredients except tonic water in an ice-filled glass. Stir to chill, then top with tonic water. Twist the lemon peel over the drink to express the oils, and discard.

Note: Underberg bitters are sold in tiny 20ml bottles and are available at many grocery stores and specialty retailers. 

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