A highball is a mixed alcoholic drink composed of an alcoholic base spirit and a larger proportion of a non-alcoholic mixer, often a carbonated beverage. Highballs are popular in Japan, often made with Japanese whisky as a haiboru (ハイボール), or mixed with shochu as a chuhai (チューハイ).
Highball is especially popular with the Japanese as an alcoholic beverage to enjoy while eating, since it's hard to drink straight whiskey during a meal. Adding soda water and ice dilutes it enough to eat without food without killing the liquor's flavor.
Highball, the soul drink of Japan, is a fusion of alcoholic base spirit and soda, and while highballs are often made with Japanese whisky, shochu and sake also make great highballs. Last month, our best-selling product was sake-style highball!
Kizakura Yuzu Highball is one of the new series of Japanese RTD (ready-to-drink) sake cocktails. This highball is made from Yuzu infused in Kizakura semi-dry sake and carbonated to give extra refreshment. Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit that has a tart and sour flavor, with a bit of bitterness and a highly aromatic rind.