Opera star Mamie Taylor sidled up to a bar in 1899 and asked for something refreshing, and her eponymous cocktail was born. It was all the rage at the turn of the last century, but would have been forgotten just as quickly were it not for cocktail historians like Harry Craddock and his tome, The Savoy Cocktail Book.
Reese Lloyd at the Cocktail Hacker website turned us on to adding a couple dashes of orange bitters at the end. We like it so much, we think it oughta be standard.
- ¾ part Lemon juice or Lime
- 2 part Scotch
- 3 parts Ginger beer or Ginger ale
- 2 dashes Orange bitters
Squeeze the lemon (or lime) wedge into an empty glass, and then drop the wedge in. Add the ice, and then add the rest of the ingredients in the order given. Garnish with a citrus twist or wedge.
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- “Mamie Taylor – Refreshing as a Scottish Day” at Cocktail Hacker