#A-Z Challenge – H Is For Horse’s Neck

The bland bruchetta did more harm to the tension filled air between them. The unsigned divorce papers lay on the coffee table the way he had left them. She had been drinking all day and had lost her appetite. He kept listening to her rants. What and when did anything go wrong, he just could not figure. He was oblivious to anything unwonted until she handed him the divorce papers that morning.
Back in the bedroom, she kept serving herself Horse’s Neck in her highball glass. She had resolved on drowning herself to the concoction along with tears and distress.
P. S – Horse’s Neck is a cocktail made with brandy (or sometimes bourbon) and ginger ale, with a long spiral of lemon peel (zest) draped over the edge of an ‘old-fashioned’ or highball glass. Dating back to the 1890s, it was a non-alcoholic mixture of ginger ale, ice and lemon peel. The alcoholic version used today sees the drink typically fortified with brandy, although some recipes call for whisky or bourbon instead. The alcoholic version is sometimes known as a “Horse’s Neck with a Kick”.
I have signed up for Blogging From A-Z Challenge- April 2017. I would be writing 100 words fiction this A-Z season. My fiction pieces will be twisted around various cocktails.
My Alphabet List – A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
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    • The name is derived from the fact that the part of the orange peel that remains on the outside of the glass, resembles a horse’s neck. Hence the name. 🙂

  1. Not a very appealing name, but it sounds tasty. I rarely drink cocktails because of the price tag usually attached to them, but I imagine if I keep reading your blog, I may be unable to resist.

    • Hey Trin! This drink first came up with it’s virgin version only before the alcoholic version was made up. The virgin version has Ginger Ale, Ice and Orange Peel. You may try preparing at home.

      The list of audio books is impressive. 🙂

      • Thanks Dipanwita. I’m all for Ginger Ale. I also love orange Sherbert. I wonder if you have any drinks with sherbert ice cream.
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