Scotch and Soda

July 27: National Scotch Whisky Day

We do not know much about whisky except from what we hear from Highlander’s Scottish clan members. While they can easily drink whisky straight, the hard liquor is a bit too harsh for Highlander’s personal tastes. So mixing whisky with club soda is more palatable when he participates in a “toast to the haggis” and at other clan gatherings. 

Scotch and soda is a simple cocktail where the whisky can be diluted with fizzy club soda and ice cubes. Highlander started drinking the mix in a tall glass until he was able to tolerate the taste and then he slowly moved on to an old-fashioned smaller glass. He is still not able to shoot whisky with the more “experienced” connoisseurs in his clan. Fortunately, there is no pressure from them for him to partake in the rounds but can still join them in the Scottish celebrations and on National Scotch Whisky Day! Sip sip hooray!

(Adapted from The Spruce Eats)


  • 2 ounces Scotch
  • 1-6 ounces club soda
  • Ice cubes


Fill a highball/Collins glass or old-fashioned glass with ice. Pour in the Scotch. Fill to the top (or to taste) with club soda. Stir slightly and serve immediately.


  • The old-fashioned glass rim is designed with a strip of Highlander’s clan tartan, which is also the background using Islander’s sash.
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