Rusty Nail

Rusty Nail
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The Rusty Nail cocktail is a classic drink that has stood the test of time, intriguing both whisky enthusiasts and cocktail lovers alike. This concoction is a harmonious blend of two main ingredients: Scotch whisky and Drambuie, a Scottish liqueur. With its robust flavor profile and intriguing history, the Rusty Nail has secured its place in the cocktail world.

The origins of the Rusty Nail can be traced back to the 1937 British Industries Fair. This cocktail gained popularity during the 1960s, as it was a favored drink among the “Rat Pack”, a group of Hollywood celebrities known for their style and sophistication.

The cocktail’s name is said to have been inspired by the rusty hue of the Drambuie liqueur, which adds a touch of sweetness and herbal complexity to the smoky and peaty notes of the Scotch whisky. Served on the rocks or neat, the Rusty Nail is a drink that exudes elegance and refinement, making it a timeless choice for those seeking a sophisticated cocktail.

Whether you enjoying this cocktail at home or at a modern cocktail bar, the Rusty Nail continues to captivate drinkers with its intriguing blend of flavors and its connection to the glamorous era of the Rat Pack.

Rusty Nail Recipe

  1. 45 ml scotch

  2. 22.5 ml Drambuie

  3. Ice

  4. Garnish: a lemon twist

the rusty nail

How to Make a Rusty Nail

  1. Add ice cubes into an old-fashioned glass and add the scotch and Drambuie to it.

  2. Stir the ingredients to combine.

  3. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve.