It became a favorite drink among officers of the British Royal Navy after World War II, and it made an appearance in various films and novels throughout the fifties and sixties. James Bond himself enjoys a variation of the Horse's Neck, as it was a favorite of his creator, Ian Fleming.
The Horse's Neck made headlines again in 2010 when cutbacks led the British Navy to curtail officers' parties held on ships in foreign ports, where Horse's Necks were offered up by the barrel, leading to a bit of an outcry.
Many variations of the cocktail exist today, with popular ones substituting rye whisky or dark rum for brandy, and adding bitters, but for the ultimate in easy refreshment, the original Horse's Neck can't be beat.
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