Sunday, October 14, 2012

Horse's Neck- A Perfect Autumn Cocktail

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.

You may know, but it is my husband who makes these fabulous cocktails that are shared on the blog.  He pays attention to detail, and uses the best and freshest ingredients.  He is known among our friends to shake or stir a good cocktail.

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
Serves 1
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.



We Are Not Martha said...

This cocktail looks fabulous and I LOVE the name!


That Girl said...

I LOVE when I have all the ingredients on hand!

merrilymarylee said...

If your neighbors ever have to move, I'm sure they will list living near you all as one of the best features of their house.

I'd certainly consider relocating, should one come on the market. :)

Michelle J said...

Something gingery sounds perfect today.

By the way - a very happy belated birthday to your fella!

yummychunklet said...

Very autumn. Great cocktail!

Michelle said...

This truly makes me think of fall. Very nice.

mylittleitaliankitchen said...

This is a lovely cocktail. Just perfect for this time of year as you say. yum!

teresa said...

what a sweet gift, and great looking drink. my husband has a lot to do with my blog too :)

Kitchen Belleicious said...

i must get that book for my father in law. he would love it. great gift

twodogsinthekitchen said...

As a former bartender I still appreciate a good drink. I forget which book I have but, it has a lot of 'dog ears' in it :)

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Looks fabulous Velva ~ you're so fortunate to have your own in-house bartender! And what a great gift your son chose. I must look into that one.
xo ~m.

Come on over to my blog, I have a give away going on!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Happy birthday to your fellow!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Isn't it the best when our children understand our passions. What a great gift and delicious-sounding fall cocktail. BTW, you don't look old enough to have an adult son!

A Canadian Foodie said...

Sounds like such a yummy cocktail, Velva. Fall is just the time for these flavours! Love your pic on your site! Knew you had to be young to be drinking all the time. HAHAHAHAHA.

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