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Rusty Nail
Rusty Nail: a cocktail made with scotch whisky and Drambuie.


For 1 person
4.5 cl scotch whisky
2.5 cl Drambuie

How to make

👉 straight to the glass / 🥃 old fashioned / 🍸 short drink (7cl) / ⏱️ 2 mn
  1. Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice.

  2. Pour the scotch whisky then the Drambuie liqueur.

  3. Stir with a mixing spoon.

  4. Flute and insert a long lemon zest.


The Rusty Nail cocktail is the most famous of the cocktails incorporating Drambuie in its recipe. This whiskey liqueur, without which a Rusty Nail wouldn't be one, really sweetens the cocktail with its sweet flavors of honey, herbs and spices.

The origin of the Rusty Nail is not really clear, it is said to have been created in the 1950s either by Norman MacKinnon at the "New York 21 Club" or by bartender Donato "Duke" Antone whose we also say the creator of the Harvey Wallbanger cocktail.

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