A cocktail with one of the more unique names out there, the Rusty Nail. This Drambuie based cocktail combines the Scotch based liqueur with normal Scotch whisky for a delicious cocktail experience. If you like Scotch based liqueurs, be sure to try the Penicillin as well.
Why is it called a Rusty Nail?
Nobody actually knows why the drink is named as it is. Some say that when it was first created, it was stirred with a Rusty Nail but I find that rather hard to believe. I think it’s more likely that someone was just trying to come up with a unique name and it certainly is that!
How do you make a Rusty Nail?
To make a Rusty Nail, you need equal parts Drambuie and Scotch Whisky. Combining the two in shaker with ice and shaking until cold, you’ll then pour them over a large ice cube and serve. It’s a very easy cocktail to make given the use of only two basic ingredients.
The glassware you see depicted here is part of my HUGE pheasant glassware collection. I kind of went a bit overboard with these and I have a million variations of the look in everything from ice buckets to tumblers and even little tiny glasses for wine and cognacs. They are great and give off such a unique vintage vibe that I had to have them all.
Enjoy the cocktail!
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A delicious combo of Drambuie and Scotch Whisky.
- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Total Time
- 5 minutes
- Boston Shaker
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 ounces Drambuie
- 2 ounces Scotch whisky
Combine ingredients in shaker with ice and shake until cold.
Pour over ice and serve.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.