Horse’s Neck

  • Serves

    makes 1 Cocktail


Though ginger has been consumed for millennia, ginger beer dates to 1700s England, when the root was fermented to make a mildly alcoholic drink. Most beers are nonalcoholic now, but they're zippier than ale; we prefer them for mixing in cocktails like this cognac-based drink. The wide spiral peel of a whole lemon adds dramatic appeal and tangy balance. This recipe first appeared in SAVEUR DRINK Issue #1 with the story "Nice Spice."


  • Spiral peel of a whole lemon
  • 6 oz. ginger beer
  • 2 oz. cognac
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters


Step 1

Drop the peel into a highball glass; fill glass with crushed ice. Stir in ginger beer and cognac. Top with 2 dashes of Angostura bitters.

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