POUR all ingredients into ice-filled glass and lightly STIR.
A Scotch and ginger with a splash of lime juice.
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Bartenders apparently became so sick of making Mamie Taylors in the 1900s that they hiked up the price of the cocktail to discourage customers from ordering it.
Mamie Taylor dates from 1899 when it was invented in Rochester, New York and it spread like wildfire. The name is a bit of a mystery but there are several versions of a tale which links the drink to a Broadway star of the same name.
Thirty years after its creation the Mamie Taylor appears in Albert Stevens Crockett's 1935 The Old Wardorf-Astoria Bar Book but sadly never managed to recover from Prohibition and has since faded from the limelight.