For many, Maker's & Ginger represents a first foray into bourbon because it's both easy to make and drink. Its origins may go back further than you think. Through the years, the spice of ginger and caramel notes of bourbon have been matched in different variations on the theme, like the Kentucky Mule, the Bourbon Buck and the Horse's Neck. The latter traces back to 1890 and was originally a nonalcoholic drink with ginger ale, ice and a long strand of lemon rind. By 1910 bourbon was added to make a Stiff Horse's Neck – later abbreviated back to just Horse's Neck.