The Horse’s neck started out in the 1890s as a non-alcoholic drink. Ginger ale was mixed with bitters, and the drink was garnished with a massive spiral of lemon peel.
Interestingly, in the 1960s, the Horse’s Neck supplanted the Pink Gin as the favourite drink of the officers of the Royal Navy.
- 40ml brandy
- 120ml ginger ale
- Angostura bitters (optional)
- A long strip to lemon peel
Fill a highball with ice while snaking the peel around the inside of the glass. Pour in the ingredients and stir.