The Jackass Neck
This week in 1870, staunch Republican Thomas Nast lashed out at certain Democrat-owned newspapers… portraying them as a crazed jackass. Later, he drew his own party as a frightened elephant on the edge of a precipice. Hear how both parties came to embrace Nast’s animal familiars… then throttle this cocktail, based on an equine classic:
“The Jackass Neck” - as drawn up by Alex Bookless, bar manager of The Passenger in Washington DC:
- 3/4 oz. Gran Classico apertif
- 1 1/2 oz. Old Weller 107 bourbon (or any high proof - for a donkey kick)
- equal parts ginger ale and soda water
- orange peel
Peel the orange in a long spiral (this is the “neck” - a variant of the lemon peel from the classic “Horse’s Neck” drink). Line the inside of a Tom Collins glass with the peel, and add ice. Pour in the remaining ingredients. Share with friends across the aisle - er, bar - and place liquoring over bickering.