Gregory Alonzo’s Favorite Cocktail: “Horse’s Neck”

I was first introduced to this cocktail in Singapore. I was in the renown Tiger Bar in one of Singapore’s historic landmarks, the Raffles Hotel. My bartender, Tommy Liu said he had something uniquely American for me, and it was a called a “Horse’s Neck.”



2 ounces of bourbon

8 ounces of ginger ale If you prefer your drink just a bit sweeter, use Vernor’s Ginger Ale

2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters

1 spiral lemon peel



1.  Place the spiral lemon peel into a Collins glass

2.   Secure one end of the peel over the lip of the glass

3.   Add ice cubes

4.   Stir well

R. Gregory Alonzo is a sommelier, vodka connoisseur, and distributor of specialty wines and spirits. Educated in both the United States and Europe, he is fluent in seven languages. Greg’s passion is what he calls, “Tasting History.” For Greg, the discovery of the ambrosial delights of kings, the Caesars, and tsars is his personal quest. To share these discoveries is his joy. Gregory Alonzo Excess within control

It is believed that the name, “Horse’s Neck,” is derived from the arch created by the lemon peel resembling that of the neck of a horse. Brandy, my preference, can also be used instead of bourbon … Gaumarjos!