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Episode 86: When the Fat Lady Sings – Mamie Taylor Cocktail

For as many times that we have said that there aren’t a whole lot of Scotch cocktails, we have another one for you! This one also has the name of a person, which sometimes is helpful like the Lucien Gaudin and sometimes unhelpful like the Barbara West. We are somewhere in the middle with The Mamie Taylor. This cocktail is Scotch, lime juice and ginger ale, and was often noted as being a refreshing summer drink.

Mamie Taylor was an operatic singer who seems to have been involved in musical theater and plays around the end of the 19th century. While not famous per se, must have been of some note to someone in order to get a whole drink named after her.

Join us as we discuss how this drink may have been a product of Washington correspondents, how no one reads anything before reposting it on the internet, and William “The Only William” Schmidt claiming that he actually invented the drink way before it became popular.

The recipe is:

  • 2 ounces of Scotch
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ginger ale
mamie taylor cocktail

Mamie Taylor at Ward Eight

Transition music: Cephalopod by Kevin MacLeod
Closing Music: Ginger by Twin Sister

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