Horse's Neck Cocktail

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The Horse's Neck cocktail is a drink built with bourbon whiskey and ginger ale!

Horse's Neck Cocktail Info

A Horse's Neck dates back to the late 19th-century. It was originally a nonalcoholic ginger ale. Later, a jigger with bourbon, Rye, or brandy was added. This cocktail, which only has two ingredients, is a crowd-pleaser for those who enjoy a more elaborate garnish, the original recipe has a long coiled lemon peel that wraps around the glass, this is also where the name of this drink comes from.

Although it's commonly regarded as a derby drink, the Horse's Neck can be enjoyed in warm weather! In my horse's neck, I usually add a little lemon juice, to make it a fresh punch.

Horse's Neck

A simple summer drink!


5 from 2 votes
Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Mix Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 Serving(s)


  • 60 ml Whiskey (Bourbon OR Rye)
  • 250 ml Ginger Ale


  • Add ice to a highball glass.
  • Add your bourbon and top it off with ginger ale!
  • Lightly stir it.
  • Serve!
Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 22g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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