Rusty Nail cocktail

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Ingredients

Barware

Old-fashioned glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon
Strainer

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 147 calories in one serving of Rusty Nail cocktail.

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Rusty Nail cocktail image

Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

STIR ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.

1 12 fl oz Dewar's 12 Year Old Scotch whisky
12 fl oz Drambuie liqueur
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Comment:

The liqueur smooths and wonderfully combines with Scotch whisky. The proportions of Scotch to Drambuie vary wildly and are a matter of taste. However, somewhere around 3:1 appears to be preferred by most.

About:

Created in 1942 at a Hawaiian bar for the artist Theodore Anderson but popularized in the 1950s at Club 21 in New York City.

David Wondrich has traced the mixing of scotch whisky and Drambuie liqueur back to 1937 and a drink called B.I.F.. However, given that Drambuie originated in an Edinburgh cellar in 1908 we suspect the combo was first tried decades earlier.

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