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Time for a Drink: the Highball

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Short of simply popping open a beer or a straight slug of whiskey, there are few drinks that are less labor-intensive than the venerable highball. With Labor Day this weekend, we figured this was the perfect drink to share.

You could reasonably ask the question, "Do we really need a recipe for something so easy?" but while this simple (and flexible) mix of booze, bubbles and ice can be prepared with almost zero thought, a little care in the execution can make all the difference between a watery glass of meh and a damn refreshing drink.

A few pointers:

Oh, and the other essential? Some time to relax with your drink. It's Labor Day weekend, and you hopefully have plenty of that coming your way.

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