Fun to Make, Easy to Drink: the Tall, Refreshing Horse’s Neck

The Horse’s Neck is delicious — it’s basically a Kentucky Mule made with lemon instead of lime — but its real charm lies in how fun and oddly satisfying it is to make.

The twist in this recipe is an entire lemon peel, liberated from the fruit in one comically long strip and coiled around the inside of a tall glass. If that seems a little … extra, or your lemon’s not cooperating, go ahead and drape or drop in the peel. If you’re feeling extra fancy, drop an ice cylinder down the middle instead of a stack of cubes. However you present it, the Horse’s Neck doesn’t disappoint.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Ginger Proof Syrup
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 4 oz Club Soda
  • Entire Lemon Peel to Garnish

Tools

Jigger

Shaker

Strainer

Collins Glass

Steps

  1. Using a peeler or knife, remove lemon peel from fruit in one continuous strip.
  2. Gently twist peel into a coil, then lower into glass so it spirals around the inside; drop ice cubes or spear down the middle and set glass aside.
  3. Measure lemon juice, bourbon, and Proof Syrup into shaker; add ice and shake until well combined.
  4. Strain into prepared glass and top with club soda.