The Horse's Neck cocktail was originally a non-alcoholic beverage consisting of a mixture of ginger ale, ice and lemon peel. By the 1910s, bartenders had started adding brandy to the mix, giving us the cocktail we have today. The drink is identifiable by the long, curling spiral of lemon rind garnish.
The Tequila Sunrise is a classic tropical cocktail perfect for summer. The main spirit of the drink is tequila and is combined with orange juice and a touch of grenadine, which gives the drink its unique “sunrise” gradient of orange to red. The Tequila Sunrise is commonly served in a collins glass with a slice of orange and a cherry to garnish.
Another modern classic is the cosmopolitan which features citrus vodka (also known as vodka citron) and cranberry juice, along with a touch of triple sec (the official recipe calls for Cointreau, but any quality triple sec will do the job!) This cocktail should be served in a cocktail glass and can be garnished with a slice of lime to decorate.