Ryan Maybee, Manifesto | Kansas City, MO

Horsefeather Whiskey Ginger Cocktail Recipe

Built on a whiskey base and topped with ginger beer and a squeeze of lemon, the Horsefeather reads like southern take on the Moscow Mule. “I just assumed it was a classic cocktail,” says Ryan Maybee of this Kansas City staple, “but…I started to realize that nobody outside of the Kansas City area knew what I was talking about when I would ask for a Horsefeather.” Refreshing, approachable and native to his hometown, the Horsefeather has become a mainstay of Maybee’s repertoire.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces whiskey, preferably Rieger’s Kansas City Whiskey
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • 4 to 5 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 squeeze of lemon

  1. Build over ice in a Collins glass.
  • Adam Chase

    Hey, Punch… this cocktail is Lawrence, KS original. NOT KCMO. Give credit where credit is due, please.

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