The Horsefeather is an easy-drinking whiskey highball that is the pride and joy of bartenders in Lawrence, Kansas. A twist on the Horse’s Neck, it’s a staple at any bar in town.
Unlike the Horse’s Neck, the Horsefeather insists on whiskey and ginger ale (or ginger beer) – no brandy or sparkling water here. It also replaces the fussy lemon twist with a squeeze of fresh lemon, so it’s easier to make for a crowd.
Given its origins, an American whiskey is best here. We found this recipe on the PUNCH, where they recommend Rieger’s Kansas City Whiskey from nearby Kansas City, Missouri.
Build in a tall, ice-filled glass in the order given. Squeeze the wedge of lemon over the drink, and toss it in for garnish. Serve with a straw.