Bizzy Izzy Highball

Al Sotack, Jupiter Disco | Brooklyn, NY

Al Sotack has been adding the Bizzy Izzy Highball, and renditions of it, to his menus for years. “It’s a wonderful cocktail, but it also strikes me as a fairly modern cocktail,” says Sotack, citing its split-base starting point and heavy reliance on sherry, a common move at the time of the drink’s creation at the turn of the century that has since come back into vogue.


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce rye whiskey, preferably Wild Turkey 101
  • 1 ounce amontillado sherry
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • soda water, to top

Garnish: lemon wheel

  1. Combine all ingredients, except the soda water, in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into a Collins glass over ice.
  3. Garnish with a lemon wheel.