Thursday, March 6, 2014

Another cocktail to try ... a Horse's Neck

Next drink to try is a  Horse's Neck because why wouldn't you want to try a drink called a horse's neck.

In a shaker, add 2 oz or so of a nice whiskey. I like Pendleton, it has a nice smoothness that I enjoy. Add some ginger ale, and a dash of Angostura bitters. Give it a good shake, pour into an ice filled Collins glass and add a long strip of lemon peal. Drink off the top ... don't use a straw.

Photo from Google Images

So what the heck are Angostura bitters anyway? Well according to Angostura, these bitters have a long history dating back to 1824 and the recipe has been kept a secret since then. Well, maybe the people that work for the company know, but most likely they are sworn to keep the secret. Somehow, I keep conjuring pirates when I think of Angostura bitter and the employees of the company where the bitters are processed "keeping the code." Maybe because it's distilled in Trinidad. Made from a secret mix of roots, berries, herbs and plants, it melds flavors and enhances not only cocktails but foods as well.

Photo from examiner.com 
Checking the Code
Photo from pirates.wikia.com


"There's the Code to consider."
"The Code? You're pirates. Hang the Code, and hang the rules! They're more like guidelines anyway.
"
Joshamee Gibbs and Elizabeth Swann[src]

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