The Horse’s Neck cocktail was originally a non-alcoholic beverage consisting of a mixture of ginger ale, ice and lemon peel. By the 1910s, bartenders had started adding brandy to the mix, giving us the cocktail we have today. The drink is identifiable by the long, curling spiral of lemon rind garnish.

What you need to make the Horse’s Neck

For the drink
For the garnish
  • Long spiral lemon zest

How to make

  1. Add ice to a highball glass and pour over brandy and ginger ale.
  2. Add dashes of bitters if desired and stir gently.
  3. Garnish with a long spiral of lemon zest.

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