Horse's Neck

Horse's Neck Cocktail

Flavor Profile: Sweet

About the Horse's Neck Cocktail

The Horse’s Neck gets its name from its long coiled lemon peel that snakes around the inside of the glass. Believed to be in rotation as early as 1895, this cocktail is further proof that the simplest combinations can often be the most satisfying.

Ingredients in the Horse's Neck Cocktail

  • 2 oz Bourbon, brandy or American rye whiskey
  • Ginger ale

Garnish: Lemon peel

Glass: Collins

How to make the Horse's Neck Cocktail

Add the whiskey to a Collins glass filled with ice. Fill with ginger ale and garnish with a long strip of lemon peel.

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  1. festizio says

    lol wtf, this recipe isnt right, a horse’s neck is made with ginger ale, brandy, and bitters

    • You’re right that the drink can be made with brandy instead of whiskey. While most recipes don’t call for bitters, no doubt a few dashes of Angostura Bitters would taste good. You can, of course, make your Horse’s Neck however you like.


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