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Horse’s Neck Cocktail

Sep 6, 2021 | Cocktails, Edwardian Cocktails, Food Styling, Recipes

Horse’s Neck Cocktail

The perfect “sparkler” for Labor Day weekend- the “Horse’s Neck!”

The Horse’s Neck originated as a kiddie cocktail in the 1890s. It was just ginger ale with a lemon 🍋 peel.

By the Edwardian years, someone added brandy to the recipe, and when the Titanic sailed the Horse’s Neck was as popular at the bar as cosmopolitans are today!

Inspired by the fabulous, colorful photos in Jeanette Hurts wonderful book, “Drink Like A Woman,” I love to showcase as many pretty herbs and flowers as I have on hand. Mint, lavender and snapdragon flowers add colors and flavors to my Labor Day Weekend Horse’s Neck- and, of course, there is some bright, beautiful lemon! 🍋

Happy Labor Day!

Hope you are getting some time off to enjoy this splendid day! Xx

Horse’s Neck Cocktail

1/2 cup ice cubes

3/4 cup ginger ale

2 jiggers brandy

1 long slice of lemon peel

Mint, lavender or other herbs for garnish

Mix all ingredients together and shake in cocktain shaker for 30 revolutions.

Place lemon peel on side of glass for garnish. Place other garnishes with lemon peel.