The name must have been some sort of passive-aggressive dig at the Calvinist leaders of the early American Temperance movement, but there’s no real history to back up our supposition. In any event, it’s a lovely cocktail for whiskey drinkers who find a typical soda highball a bit too sweet.

Build in the order given in an ice-filled tall glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

More drinks like Presbyterian

Rye whiskey, Ginger ale,
Honey Rye
Rye whiskey, Honey liqueur, Orange bitters...
Mamie Taylor
Lemon, Scotch, Ginger beer...
Scotch, Apple liqueur, Ginger ale...

Get the app, make better drinks

The Cocktail Party app puts this drink – and hundreds more – in your pocket, and tells you what you can make from the ingredients you have at home. It’s the best $3.99 you’ll ever spend on a drink.