"If more of us valued food and cheer and song over hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." - J.R.R. Tolkien
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Squid Mixes: Horse's Neck
This one is seemingly all about the garnish, a long strip of peel from a single lemon, the end draped over the rim. The drink itself is basically a highball: blended whiskey, ginger ale, Angostura bitters. Quite tasty, though the garnish is too much work. In pictures I've seen, the strip is longer and thinner. With practice, I'm sure I could learn but it doesn't seem worth it. My recipe was from The New York Bartender's Guide.
The drink dates back to at least 1890. Originally, it was a non-alcoholic beverage. Brandy or bourbon was added by the 1910s.