Classic

Scotch • Sweet
Rusty Nail

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The Rusty Nail may have fallen out of favor somewhat since its 1960s and 1970s heyday, but its mix of blended scotch and Drambuie (a honeyed scotch-based liqueur) is a reliable after-dinner digestif. Plus, it’s foolproof. The only way you can screw up this cocktail is if you leave out one of its ingredients entirely. Ours calls for two ounces of scotch and one ounce of Drambuie, but feel free to adjust the proportions to find your sweet/dry sweet spot.  

The Essentials

blended scotch
Drambuie
lemon twist
Bar Spoon
The Details

Ingredients

2 oz blended scotch
1 oz Drambuie
lemon twist

Method

  • Pour scotch and Drambuie into an old-fashioned glass and fill with ice.
  • Stir to combine and garnish with a lemon twist.
easy
Strength:

Scotch Dry Easy
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