Chandelier Bar’s Throgg’s Neck
Photography: Andrew Finlayson
12:00AM, Apr 4, 2011
The Horse's Neck goes uptown in Adelaide.
"The Throgg's Neck was a drink I came up with when I made a
series of drinks to commemorate different parts of New York," says
Owen Colin, manager of Adelaide's Chandelier Bar. "Mainly because
they had really cool names like Dutch Kills and Devil's Whirlpool
but also so I could use American spirits like white dog, applejack
and bourbon." The drink you see before you takes inspiration from
the classic highball garnished with the peel of an entire orange or
lemon, the Horse's Neck. "I thought it'd make the drink more
interesting if I served it in a Crusta style," Colin says; that is,
in a wine glass with crushed ice and the zest arranged around the
inside of the lip. "I love the fact that you can bash them out
quickly; they're really easy to make at home, which I do, often.
Well, until I run out of Woodford, that is." Adelaide Casino, North Tce, Adelaide,
SA, (08) 8218 4273.
CHANDELIER BAR'S THROGG'S NECK
Add 45ml Woodford Reserve bourbon to a white wine glass half-filled with crushed ice. Add three dashes of lemon bitters, top up with ginger ale, garnish with a long piece of orange zest or peel and serve.