Lawrence Libations: Horsefeather at The Bourgeois Pig


The Horsefeather at The Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St.

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A reporter walks into a bar around 11 a.m. on a weekday and asks the black-haired, blue-eyed barista, “Is it too early for a Horsefeather?” To which he smiles and replies, in a heavy French accent, “It’s the perfect time.”

The coffee and wine bar affectionately referred to as “The Pig” serves mostly coffee in the mornings, but you can get a drink (even non-morning drinks like whiskey) as early as 9 a.m. The Pig makes their Horsefeathers with Old Overholt American rye whiskey, bitters and ginger beer, and serves them in a highball glass garnished with a gourmet maraschino cherry.

The hard stuff: Whiskey. Specifically, rye whiskey.

Where it’s served: The Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St.

What it costs: $7 plus tax.

When it’s on special: Mondays. Horsefeathers are $5 all day.

Other libations at this location: Classic and signature cocktails — several made with house-infused vodka or gin — including Moscow Mules in copper mugs, a handful of wines and about two dozen craft beers. The Frenchman’s favorite drink, at least en ce moment, is the Oriole, a signature cocktail with Aperol, Limoncello, fresh lemon and cava.

— Drink up. Stay classy. Don’t forget to tip your bartender. And let us know if you want to suggest a libation for this feature — email or Tweet her at Cheers.


countblastov 9 years, 8 months ago

The Pig? PSSSSSSH. The Horsefeather has been Replay's signature cocktail since the mid-90's.

Tim Quest 9 years, 8 months ago

Some people like their cocktails made with something better than Kentucky Gentleman and PBR.

nicole 9 years, 8 months ago

The Replay uses Overholt and Ginger ale. It has been their signature cocktail for some time now. Since you don't go there much, your comment is squarely in the "Troll" category.

PhilChiles 9 years, 8 months ago

I tried ordering a horsefeather in St. Louis and the bartender got mad at me, she'd never heard of one. I forgot that this is about the only town where these are commonly ordered. And good luck even finding bitters at most bars outside of Lawrence. My favorite bartender quote on that: "I think that's the dusty little bottle in the corner that they showed me during training. " And some snotty bartender in KC made me put the bitters in myself because he was thought I was spoiling some Bulleit bourbon with them. I only order this drink in Lawrence now.

overthemoon 9 years, 8 months ago

The tips at the Pig would be better if the bar staff would bother smiling, acting like they're happy to be there, and actually make eye contact with customers. Just sayin'.

nicole 9 years, 8 months ago

Something the Replay bartenders are actually pretty good at, making the Replay's horsefeather a superior choice.

asixbury 9 years, 8 months ago

Everytime I've been in the Bourgeois Pig, the staff just stares at me like I don't belong....probably not hipster enough for them.

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