My husband's birthday was this past weekend. For his birthday, my older son bought him as a gift the latest, greatest cocktail book - William Yeoward's American Bar .
The observation that I made about this gift is that my son has an appreciation for his parent's passions. He has his own style, his likes are not necessarily what gets us excited but, he gets it and he too, has embarked with an open mind about the things that he wants to discover.
Parents have moments in their lives when they realize that their children are adults. This was one of those moments.
This cocktail has strong flavors, and it is important that there is a balance that is achieved. If you strike the balance you will have a good autumn cocktail to enjoy.
Horse's Neck Cocktail
Recipe from American Bar
2-ounces VSOP Cognac
10 drops Angostura bitters
Ginger ale, to top up
To garnish: lemon twist
Prepare a tall glass with the "garnish" of a large lemon twist. Fill with ice cubes and add the ingredients; then stir.