Horses Neck Cocktail Recipe


The Horse’s Neck cocktail is a classic cocktail that originated at the end of the 19th century and, as a typical highball, belongs to the long drinks. It is made from Cognac (sometimes Bourbon Whiskey) and Ginger Ale. Optionally, you can add 1-2 dashes of Angostura bitters to give the cocktail more depth. The drink owes its name to a thinly sliced, long lemon spiral, the end of which protrudes from the glass and is reminiscent of a horse’s neck.


  • 45 ml/ 1½ oz. Cognac
  • 120 ml/ 3 oz. Ginger Ale
  • Dash of Angostura Bitters (optional)


  1. Pour Cognac and Ginger Ale directly into highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir gently.
  3. If preferred, add dashes of Angostura Bitter.
  4. Garnish with rind of one lemon spiral.


  1. Cognac Remy Martin VSOP | USA * | UK* | Germany*
  2. Ginger Ale | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  3. Angostura bitters | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  4. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*