Horse’s Neck

Horse’s Neck Horse’s Neck

Rating: 5 (21 votes)


Glass type: Highball Glass

Taste: Herb, Fresh, Sweet

Skill level: Average

Main spirit: Whisky

Non-alcoholic alternative: Virgin Peach Margarita


How to mix

Fill a chilled highball glass with ice cubes. Add bourbon and bitters. Top up with ginger ale. Garnish with lemon.

About this drink

Dating back to the 1890s, it was a non-alcoholic mixture of ginger ale, ice and lemon peel. By the 1910s, brandy, sometimes bourbon would be added for a "Horse's Neck with a Kick" or "Stiff". The non-alcoholic version was still served in upstate New York in the late fifties or early sixties, but eventually it was phased out.

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