Horse's Neck
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Horse's Neck
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.45 / 5
The Horse's Neck is a classic cocktail that dates back to the late 1800s. It was originally made with just ginger ale and a lemon peel garnish, but over time, ... more The Horse's Neck is a classic cocktail that dates back to the late 1800s. It was originally made with just ginger ale and a lemon peel garnish, but over time, it has evolved to include other ingredients such as pepper and bitters. The name of the drink comes from the long, curvy lemon peel that is typically added to the glass, resembling the shape of a horse's neck. The addition of pepper adds a subtle spiciness to the drink, while the ginger ale provides a refreshing and bubbly base. A dash of Angostura bitters adds a layer of complexity and depth to the cocktail. Overall, the Horse's Neck has a slightly spicy and citrusy flavour profile, making it a perfect choice for a refreshing and flavorful drink. It is often served over ice in a highball glass, making it a popular choice for a summer sipper or a pre-dinner drink.

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Base ingredient
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Ginger Ale
Garnish
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Lemon
Alcohol content
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10% | 1.6 units *
Details
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Classic
Stirred

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Bourbon cocktail ingredient
Bourbon
40ml 1.35oz 4cl
Ginger Ale cocktail ingredient
Ginger Ale
120ml 4.06oz 12cl
Angostura Bitters cocktail ingredient
Angostura Bitters
Dash Dash Dash

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour cognac and ginger ale directly into a highball glass with ice cubes
Stir gently
Add a dash of Angostura bitters
Garnish with a spiral made from the rind of one lemon and serve
~ Angostura bitters are only optional in this recipe. ~

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