Brown Derby Cocktail
The Horse's Neck has long been a classic drink for any Kentucky Derby celebration. This simple two-ingredient cocktail is easy to whip up and requires only bourbon, brandy, or American rye whiskey over ice, topped with some ginger ale and a lemon peel garnish.
Its unique flavor makes it the perfect drink to sip while you watch all the action of the race unfold. Whether you're cheering on your favorite horse or just looking to enjoy a boozy cocktail on this festive day, the Horse's Neck is a crowd favorite.
Dating back to the late 19th century, the Horse’s Neck was originally a stimulating glass of non-alcoholic ginger ale—a jigger of bourbon, rye, or brandy was added somewhere down the line.
This 2-ingredient cocktail is an easy-to-make crowd-pleaser, especially for those who like an exaggerated garnish (the Horse’s Neck gets its name from its long coiled lemon peel that snakes around the inside of the glass).