Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Irish Horse’s Neck

It’s there you’ll see the jockeys and they’re mounted out so stately
The pink, the blue, the orange and green, the emblem of our nation
When the bell was rung for starting all the horses seemed impatient
I thought they never stood on ground, their speed was so amazing
With me whack-fol the do-fol the diddlely-idle-ay

—The Galway Races, Traditional

I’m sure there’ll be plenty of other sites to visit today for green drinks and Irish Coffees. Here’s a classic highball I’ve known and loved almost since I started drinking: the Horse’s Neck. You can make it with any whiskey, though it’s particularly fine with Irish whiskey.

Irish Horse’s Neck

Line a tall glass with:
  • A long spiral of lemon peel (the whole thing, if you can)
Fill with ice cubes.

  • 2 oz Irish whiskey
  • Ginger ale or ginger beer to fill.

Many thanks to Timmy Lou Skelly of Swirl on Castro for his time, and for the suggestion of Clontarf Irish Whiskey for this post.

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