Horsefeather (Kansas)

Renée G.


This cocktail originated at the Bourgeois Pig, in Lawrence, Kansas

Moscow mule enthusiasts will appreciate this simple highball that substitutes rye whisky for the standard vodka. The easy drinking combination of rye, ginger beer, lemon juice and bitters was created in the 1990s and seems to be a riff on the Horse’s Neck. The Horsefeather is ideal for those who prefer their mule with a stronger kick.

The Horsefeather is an excellent gateway drink for anyone who thinks whiskey is best left to cowboys and criminals.

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No-Cook or Other


2 ounces rye whiskey
4 ounces ginger beer
2 dashes cocktail bitters
lime wedge for garnish

How to Make Horsefeather (Kansas)


  • 1Fill glass with ice, pour all ingredients over the ice, give it a quick stir with a bar spoon or straw, and garnish with a lime if desired. Enjoy!
  • 2NOTE: This may be served in a highball glass or a large rocks.old fashion glass

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About Horsefeather (Kansas)

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American