Moko Jumbie

Natalie Lamming, Savannah Café | Brooklyn, New York

The cocktails on the menu at Savannah Café are named after Caribbean colloquialisms, Trinidadian towns and calypso lyrics. Owner Natalie Lamming calls her version of a whisky mule the Moko Jumbie, after the ghostly character who glides through crowds during the annual Carnival parades. Silky and spiced, the cocktail pairs mauby, a classic, bittersweet drink made from tree bark and spices, with blended Scotch whisky, lime juice and cinnamon.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces blended Scotch whisky
  • 1 ounce mauby(freshly brewed, or made from store-bought concentrate)
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1 piece cinnamon bark
  • juice of 1/2 lime

Garnish: lime wheel and mint leaves

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker over ice.
  2. Shake until well-chilled.
  3. Strain into a copper mug filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a mint leaf and a lime wheel.