|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 24g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 18g|
|Vitamin C 24mg||120%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Mamie Taylor was a famous opera singer around the turn of the 20th century. One story goes that a Rochester, New York bartender created this scotch and ginger ale drink at her request sometime around 1899.
The tall cooler was given her name and enjoyed great popularity for a few years, then it fizzled out for years until it reappeared due to the new interest in classic cocktails. Nevertheless, the Mamie Taylor is a great drink, like a scotch highball. You can use any blended Scotch whisky, saving your single malt to enjoy on its own. The lime cuts through the sweetness of the ginger beer.
The Mamie Taylor bears a lot of resemblance to the Moscow mule, which uses vodka along with lime juice and ginger beer. But the smoky flavor of scotch makes this cocktail more interesting.
Gather the ingredients.
Top with ginger ale or ginger beer.
Garnish with a lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.
Making the Best Mamie Taylor Cocktail
As with most cocktails, freshly-squeezed lime juice is preferred. You can get more juice out of your lime by warming it and then pressing it hard into the countertop and rolling it before cutting and squeezing.
Either ginger ale or ginger beer are recommended in this drink. Which one you use will be based on your preference for spicy ginger.
How Strong Is the Mamie Taylor?
Your Mamie Taylor cocktail will be stronger or weaker depending on how much soda you use in relation to the Scotch whisky. To give you an idea of how strong the average Mamie Taylor cocktail is, assume that you pour an 80-proof whiskey and 6 ounces of ginger ale. In this example, the drink would have an alcohol content of about 9 percent ABV (18 proof). That makes it a relatively light drink.