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