Serving mint juleps for the Kentucky Derby is like, well, kegs at a frat party: so obvi.
Get your party galloping with another one of Kentucky’s fine spirits: rye. Here, Quince bartender Jason “Buffalo” LoGrasso shares his recipe for the classic Horse’s Neck cocktail (the resto is currently serving it, along with other Derby-inspired drinks and eats). Giddyap.
2 oz. Rittenhouse Rye
½ oz. Blenheim ginger ale
½ oz. Seltzer Sisters soda water
1. With a peeler, start at the top and peel around the lemon, removing a 4-inch section (without the pith).
2. Place the peel in a highball or Collins glass, and then fill glass with ice. Add the rest of the ingredients and serve.
Or drink it at Quince, 470 Pacific Avenue, at Montgomery Street (415-775-8500 or quincerestaurant.com).
Photo: Eric Wolfinger / Courtesy of Quince
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