Rusty Nail Recipe

Today, renewed interest in mixology and classic drinks is helping the Rusty Nail make a comeback. The combination of blended scotch whiskey and Drambuie makes for a drink with a little sweetness and a little bite… no tetanus shot required. 

Rusty Nail Cocktail With Lemon Peel Garnish

Rusty Nail Cocktail With Lemon Peel Garnish

Today, renewed interest in mixology and classic drinks is helping the Rusty Nail make a comeback. The combination of blended scotch whiskey and Drambuie makes for a drink with a little sweetness and a little bite - no tetanus shot required.

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The Rusty Nail is 100 percent liquor (meant for smooth sipping). More specifically, as Drambuie is a scotch based liqueur, you are getting a lot of scotch whiskey flavor. The subtle sweetness of the Drambuie paired with the lemon simply helps to tame some of the hotness of the scotch. Because of the straight-forwardness of it, you will want to be sure to choose a quality scotch whiskey to make this drink.

As with most cocktails with any lineage, there are many variations on the theme. We have presented a fairly safe starting point with our recipe, but you may like yours a little more or less sweet. To lessen the sweetness, simply increase the ratio of scotch to Drambuie.

Ingredients

1/2 ounce (15 ml) Drambuie
1-1/2 ounces (45 ml) blended Scotch whiskey
lemon twist

Instructions

1. Fill a rocks glass with ice.

2. Add liquid ingredients to glass and stir together with a bar spoon.

3. Release the essence from the lemon peel over the drink. Garnish with a fresh lemon peel. 

Rusty Nail Cocktail on Ice With Fresh Garnish

Rusty Nail Cocktail on Ice With Fresh Garnish

Today, renewed interest in mixology and classic drinks is helping the Rusty Nail make a comeback. The combination of blended scotch whiskey and Drambuie makes for a drink with a little sweetness and a little bite.

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