Horse’s Neck

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Horse’s Neck

dry, strong | Vol.%: high

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A great long drink classic with complexity! The Horse’s Neck impresses with its complex taste experience. In it, the soft caramel notes of whiskey are paired with the fine ginger freshness of our Ginger Ale. A genuine Horse’s Neck is naturally mixed with excellent types of whiskey. Especially with bourbons. Two dashes of Angostura bitters are added to this, giving the drink an extra flavour of spiciness. And an orange twist that elegantly wraps around the inside of the glasses. In short: A great pleasure in a few easy steps. Cheers!

You need

  • 40 ml Bourbon whiskey
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Thomas Henry Ginger Ale
  • Ice cubes
  • Garnish: lemon
  • Glass: highball / longdrink / tumbler
  • Technique: build in glass

Step 1

Fill a glass with ice cubes.

Step 2

Pour in whiskey and add two dashes of angostura bitters.

Step 3

Fill up with Thomas Henry Ginger Ale.

Step 4

Garnish with a lemon zest, cheers!

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HORSE’S NECK? IS THAT REALLY ITS NAME?

For the success of a drink, an unusual name itself is perhaps not as important as the flavour. But it can play an important role. And a Horse’s Neck is just such a name. It sticks in the mind. And everyone asks themselves how this drink got its unique name. The answer is simple: the name Horse’s Neck comes from the garnish. The twist of lemon juts out of the glass and calls to mind the curved line of a beautiful horse’s neck. Cheers!

KICK? OR KICK IT?

The history of the popular Horse’s Neck began quite soberly – as an alcohol-free drink. In the late 19th century, people began mixing it with a little lemon and lots of ice. The recipe was so simple that the drink became more and more popular. In the 1910s, a dash of brandy or bourbon landed in the glass more and more often, and was ordered as a ‘Horse’s Neck with a kick’ or a ‘Stiff Horse’s Neck’. The elegant pairing with bourbon soon caused the alcohol-free alternative to be forgotten, and with it the origin of ‘kick’ or ‘stiff’. It was only in the U.S. state of New York that bartenders continued serving the Horse’s Neck without alcohol until into the 1960s, and continued to insist on the ‘kick’ or ‘stiff’ when it was ordered.

HORSE’S NECK? IS THAT REALLY ITS NAME?

For the success of a drink, an unusual name itself is perhaps not as important as the flavour. But it can play an important role. And a Horse’s Neck is just such a name. It sticks in the mind. And everyone asks themselves how this drink got its unique name. The answer is simple: the name Horse’s Neck comes from the garnish. The twist of lemon juts out of the glass and calls to mind the curved line of a beautiful horse’s neck. Cheers!

KICK? OR KICK IT?

The history of the popular Horse’s Neck began quite soberly – as an alcohol-free drink. In the late 19th century, people began mixing it with a little lemon and lots of ice. The recipe was so simple that the drink became more and more popular. In the 1910s, a dash of brandy or bourbon landed in the glass more and more often, and was ordered as a ‘Horse’s Neck with a kick’ or a ‘Stiff Horse’s Neck’. The elegant pairing with bourbon soon caused the alcohol-free alternative to be forgotten, and with it the origin of ‘kick’ or ‘stiff’. It was only in the U.S. state of New York that bartenders continued serving the Horse’s Neck without alcohol until into the 1960s, and continued to insist on the ‘kick’ or ‘stiff’ when it was ordered.