The Horse’s Neck cocktail—which gets its name from the long, spiral lemon peel twisted around the inside of the glass—was an Atlantic City favorite before Prohibition hit. Though this cooler found some love as a mocktail after the Volstead Act was passed, it was restored to its full, boozy glory in the years following repeal.
- Using a channel knife, peel a lemon in a long, twisting spiral. Twist the peel around your finger or a bar spoon to make it curly.
- Drop the peel into a highball glass. Drape one end of the peel over the lip of the glass so it stays in place. Fill the glass with ice.
- Add bourbon and bitters, and top with ginger beer. Stir to mix and serve.
A spin on the classic Dark and Stormy—a blend of dark rum, lime and ginger beer—the Perfect Storm adds one small but important ingredient: Angostura bitters. Not only do they keep with the Caribbean theme of the drink, they also add an impressive amount of aromatics, which only enhance the rich taste of dark rum and ginger spice.