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Horse's Neck

Horse's Neck cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog 

Dating back to the late 19th century, a Horse’s Neck was a refreshing glass of nonalcoholic ginger ale. Later, a jigger of bourbon or rye was added. It’s a perfect Derby-party beverage, since it only calls for two ingredients.


  • 2 ounces bourbon, brandy or American rye whiskey
  • ginger ale, to top
  • Garnish: lemon peel


  1. Add the whiskey into a Collins glass over ice.

  2. Top with ginger ale.

  3. Garnish with a long strip of lemon peel.