Mamie Taylor

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The Mamie Taylor, a classic cocktail named after the popular singer and actress Mamie Taylor, has etched its mark in the annals of mixology, becoming a timeless drink that graced the glasses of many cocktail enthusiasts throughout the first half of the 20th century. It was so popular that it is considered to have been the cocktail that was the inspiration for the Moscow Mule, which appeared in the 1940s.

At the heart of this classic cocktail is the robust and nuanced presence of blended scotch whiskey. The choice of blended scotch whiskey as the primary spirit is pivotal to the cocktail’s character, offering an amalgamation of different malt and grain whiskies. This results in a well-rounded, complex base with notes of peat, smoke, and malt, providing a solid foundation for the other components of the drink.

Complementing the scotch whiskey is the bright and invigorating addition of fresh lime juice. The citrusy zing of the lime juice adds a refreshing dimension to the Mamie Taylor, balancing the richness of the scotch and enlivening the overall flavor profile. It’s not merely a souring agent but a crucial element that contributes to the cocktail’s vibrancy, ensuring a well-rounded drinking experience.

The final ingredient of the Mamie Taylor cocktail is the effervescent topper of ginger beer. This element adds a delightful fizziness and a spicy kick that elevates the drink to a new level of sophistication.

Each ingredient in the Mamie Taylor serves a specific purpose, contributing to the overall balance and complexity of the drink.

Mamie Taylor Recipe

  1. 60 ml blended scotch whisky

  2. 22.5 ml fresh lime juice

  3. 120 ml ginger beer, to top

  4. Ice

  5. Garnish: lime wedge

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How to Make a Mamie Taylor

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice, and add the scotch and fresh lime juice.

  2. Top off with the ginger beer.

  3. Gently stir to combine.

  4. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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