Cocktail Of The Week: Horse’s Neck

It’s Friday folks! Time to jump into our Cocktail of the Week, the Horse’s Neck.

hneckThe Horse’s Neck is a classic cocktail. Dating back to the 1890s, it was a non-alcoholic mixture of ginger ale, ice and lemon peel. By the 1910s, brandy, or bourbon would be added for a “Horse’s Neck with a Kick” or a “Stiff Horse’s Neck”. The non-alcoholic version was still served in upstate New York in the late 1950s and early 60s, but eventually it was phased out.However, the cocktail has remained a staple in bars across the U.S.

Glass: Longdrink


  • 4 cl Brandy
  • 12 cl Ginger Ale
  • Dash of Angostura bitters (optional)


Pour brandy and ginger ale directly into hi-ball glass with ice cubes. Stir gently.
Garnish with rind of one lemon spiral.
If required, add dashes of Angostura bitters.


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