Ah, the beloved Horsefeather. A name heralding from the midwest, specifically Lawrence/KC. So this is a drink that means home to many. This is a drink of friendship. It says you're ready for what the night may offer, or just wanting an up-tempo nostalgia of days past.
1 1/2 ounces whiskey
4 ounces ginger beer
4 to 5 dashes Angostura bitters
1 squeeze of lemon
1 dark cherry
Build over ice in a Collins glass, drop in cherry, serve.