Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Retro is in. Do you know your drink history?

It began innocently enough. In the late 1890s, folks used to drink a tall chilled glass of ginger ale with a twist of lemon peel. One day, a bar tender added bourbon to the drink. While his job was at stake, the drink became an instant success. The result -- his job was secured and the drink began a long and success run that continues today. It remains one of the IBA's (International Bartending Association) drink at the annual World Cocktail Competition.

The Horse's Neck (as this thirst quenching taste is known) has been discussed in papers since 1897. It was a resoundingly popular drink during the 1950s and 60s and remains so today. Required elements: a tall glass, ice, ginger ale, whiskey or brandy, and a spiral of lemon.

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