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Horse's NeckThe Horse's Neck


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 3 ounces ginger ale
  • 2 to 3 dashes bitters
  • Garnish: lemon (long peel spiral)


  1. Drape the spiral of a lemon peel over the rim of a Collins glass so it twists around inside.
  2. Secure one end of the peel over the lip of the glass.
  3. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  4. Pour in the bourbon and top with ginger ale.
  5. Add a few dashes of bitters.
  6. Stir well.

The key to a Horse's Neck is the lemon peel which swirls inside the glass, slowly infusing the cocktail as you drink it. The goal is to cut the longest lemon spiral you can and that can be a challenge. Yet, it is a good excuse to work on a basic bartending skill. The drink itself is, quite simply, bourbon and ginger ale with bitters. Some people prefer brandy and you can also skip the booze and serve it as a mocktail—essentially creating a fancy ginger ale. No matter how you make it, the Horse's Neck is a great drink.

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