I guess I owe Shakespeare an apology for the title of this post. Sorry, Will!
You're probably wondering what a horse's neck is, right? Well, to put it simply, it's an ice cream float made with ginger ale instead of root beer. (I love root beer, but I think it's best used for dunking pizza crusts in. Try it...trust me.)
My grandparents introduced me to horse's necks (or, as they would say with their wicked bad Massachusetts accent, "hah-siz necks") when I was a kid. I remember laying on my belly on their living room floor, stirring the ice cream and ginger ale together with a long spoon, and--not to date myself too much--watching Solid Gold.
1) Get a big glass or mug. For a classy presentation, you can pop the glass in the freezer for a bit to make it frosty. 2) Fill 2/3 to the top with ginger ale. Be sure to leave enough room for the ice cream and the subsequent foam. 3) Scoop in the ice cream.
I love how the ice cream develops a layer of icy crystals as it bobs in the ginger ale.