Mamrie Hart Out-Drinks Hoda and Kathie Lee on The Today Show

It’s a match made in entertainment heaven. YouTube’s tipsiest star, Mamrie Hart, paid a visit to the Today show recently where she chatted with the only people in network television that could probably match her drink for drink. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb are famous for their pinot-swilling segment on the show and Mamrie is best known for mixing puntastic cocktails on her long-running YouTube series You Deserve a Drink. How have these ladies not met before?

Mamrie turned up on Today to promote her book You Deserve a Drink, which recently earned New York Times Bestseller status following its release back in May. Of course, no visit from Mamrie is truly complete until she whips up a custom cocktail in your honor. Mamrie served up a Hoda and Kathie special composed of ingredients for each letter of their names. I’m not sure the “Hoda Front Door” is an instant classic but with Hard Liquor, Kiwi, Lychee, Ginger Liquor and Pinot Grigio, it sounds like it could be a refreshing summer treat.


The YouTube book wave may be starting to crest, but Mamrie’s comic memoirs, each of which is accompanied by a custom cocktail, are bucking any downward trend. Her press tour for the newly minted best seller has taken her to Today, Sirius XM, and a number of online outlets, proving that in YouTuber books still have staying power.