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Horsefeather Cocktail

by Owen Ingalls September 14, 2023 2 min read

Horsefeather Cocktail

The Horsefeather cocktail is a refreshing and invigorating drink that combines the bold flavors of whiskey with the tangy kick of ginger beer and the aromatic essence of bitters.

Originating from Kansas City, this cocktail has become a favorite among whiskey enthusiasts and those looking for a unique and flavorful drink.

How to Make a Horsefeather Cocktail

Whether you're hosting a party or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home, the Horsefeather cocktail is sure to be a hit.


  • 2 oz whiskey (preferably rye)
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon wheel or twist, for garnish
  • Ice cubes


  1. Fill a highball or Collins glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour the whiskey over the ice.
  3. Add the fresh lemon juice.
  4. Top off with ginger beer.
  5. Add two dashes of Angostura bitters.
  6. Stir gently to combine the ingredients.
  7. Garnish with a lemon wheel or twist.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy!

For an extra smoky twist, try this recipe smoked using one of our high quality drink smokers

How to Enjoy

The Horsefeather cocktail is best enjoyed on a warm summer day or as a pre-dinner drink. Its refreshing and tangy flavors make it a great palate cleanser. You can also enjoy it while watching a game, at a barbecue, or during a casual get-together with friends. The Horsefeather is versatile and can be enjoyed in various settings.

Similar Cocktails

If you enjoy the Horsefeather cocktail, you might also like these similar cocktails:

  • Moscow Mule: Vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice.
  • Dark 'n' Stormy: Dark rum, ginger beer, and lime juice.
  • Whiskey Sour: Whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a dash of bitters.
  • Kentucky Mule: Bourbon, ginger beer, and lime juice.

Wrapping Up

The Horsefeather cocktail is a delightful and easy-to-make drink that offers a perfect balance of flavors. Its combination of whiskey, ginger beer, and bitters creates a unique and satisfying taste that will leave you wanting more. Whether you're a seasoned mixologist or a beginner, this cocktail is sure to impress.

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