Horse’s Neck

Horse's Neck
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The Horse’s Neck cocktail, an official IBA cocktail, has a history as intriguing as its name. It was created in the late 19th century, leaving a lasting mark on the world of mixology.

The drink’s simple yet elegant composition features a delicate combination of bourbon or brandy and ginger ale, garnished with a long, curling lemon peel that gracefully cascades over the rim of the glass. The name “Horse’s Neck” pays homage to the distinct shape created by the lemon peel, resembling the neck of a horse in mid-stride.

Horse’s Neck Ingredients

  1. 60 ml Bourbon Whiskey or Brandy

  2. 90-150 ml Ginger ale, to top

  3. 1-3 dashes of bitters (Optional)

  4. Ice

  5. Garnish: lemon peel spiral

Horse's Neck cocktail

How to Make the Horse’s Neck Cocktail

  1. Take a Collins glass and garnish the inside with a long spiral lemon peel.

  2. Fill the Collins glass with ice cubes.

  3. Add the bourbon or brandy and top with the ginger ale.

  4. Add 1-3 dashes of bitters, and stir.