The highball really extolls the virtues of our Old Tom as it allows the botanicals to shine through and highlights the pleasant effects the barrel ageing has on the spirit. A long drink, this uncomplicated combination is topped with a zesty garnish of lemon twist, where spritzing the peel's oils on the drink before placing it in, really binds the drink together.
175mls soda water
Large lemon twist
Using the largest and clearest ice cube(s) possible, fill a highball glass with ice and then pour in your Old Tom. Gently pour your soda water down the inside of the glass to preserve the effervescence and then stir. Spritz the drink with a twist of lemon to release the delightful zesty oils and then place your lemon twist in the highball.