This is John Apodaca from Daddy-O's Martinis. Now that it's getting warmer and a lot of us are beginning think about planning backyard barbeque's and picnicking, what else could go with those occasions then some refreshing cocktails that are light for all to enjoy. One I recommend is called the Mamie Taylor from the turn of the century and was widely popular from 1899 - 1902 and was mention in news papers, jokes and named after a Broadway singer / actress.
Mamie sang light opera and is said to help invent the drink but like the drink has since been all but forgotten until I tried it and in my book is a winner with a few ingredients that can easily be made for your next party.
1 1/2 oz Scotch Whiskey
Juice of half a lime
4 - 5 oz of Ginger ale or Ginger Beer.
Build with ice in a highball glass
Pour the Scotch and lime juice into an ice-filled 8 ounce highball glass and fill with ginger ale. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge.