To make 1 tall drink.
2 to 3 ice cubes
8 to 10 ounces cold ginger ale
A Tom Collins glass.*
With a small, sharp knife, peel a lemon in one continuous spiral so that it resembles a corkscrew. Place the peel in a Tom Collins glass, leaving just enough peel hanging over the edge of the glass so that it stays upright. Place 2 to 3 ice cubes in the glass, fill with ginger ale, and serve with a straw.
The original English or Irish Horse’s Neck was a whiskey drink, and one variation still popular there is made as above with the addition of 3 ounces of brandy and the substitution of 5 to 7 ounces Irish ginger ale for the ginger ale. During Prohibition, the American version of the Horse’s Neck lost its alcoholic content (sometimes).*An “official” Tom Collins glass is similar to a Highball glass in shape but slightly larger, i.e. taller, holding, 10 to 14 ounces liquid, as opposed to a Highball glass which typically holds 8 to 12 ounces.
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