The Mamie Taylor

By • July 12, 2011 • 4 Comments



Author Notes: I think I've mentioned I'm not terribly well versed in cocktails - more of a wine and beer girl - nor do I swoon over fruity drinks (unless the fruit is a Campari fruit, in which case, I'll have mine with soda over ice please!). Chef Barbara Lynch's bar "Drink" in Boston stands a definite chance of changing this, however (if only it weren't so darn expensive!). They make some wonderful drinks there that are easy to become obsessed with. One of my favorites is the Mamie Taylor. It's similar to a Dark 'n Stormy but they make it with rye whiskey instead of rum. It's topped off with a wonderfully spicy refreshing ginger beer. This is my attempt to recreate it. Use the best, spiciest ginger beer you can find. Or make your own (and then teach me!). I also go a little heavy on the lime because I like the tang, but you can cut it back to .75 oz. if you prefer.fiveandspice

Makes 1 drink

  • 2 ounces Rye whiskey
  • 1 ounce (scant) fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ginger beer
  • ice
  • lime wedge to garnish
  1. Mix the whiskey and lime juice in a highball glass. Add ice, then top off with gingerbeer and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge. Voila! Easy and delicious!
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Tags: classic cocktail, ginger beer, lime, refreshing, Rye whiskey, sweet

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about 3 years ago gingerroot

Yum, this sounds delicious! I am more of a wine girl myself, but this drink is speaking to me.

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about 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Thanks gingerroot! I'm more of a wine girl too, really, but this is one cocktail I really do love.

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about 3 years ago Midge

A bartender at Drink told me how to make their ginger beer once, but naturally I forgot after a couple Tiki drinks. Love the Mamie Taylor!

Sausage2

about 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Haha! I think that must be their trick for keeping their drinks somewhat secret - they'll tell you how to make it, but a couple drinks later you can't remember! I, for example, can't remember the name of or what was in my favorite Campari drink I had there. Oh well...The Mamie Taylor is a fabulous enough drink to hold me over for now. :)