Rusty Nail

A Rusty Nail is a great alcoholic drink prepared by mixing Scotch Whisky and Drambuie in the proportion of 2:1. Rusty Nail evolved and was made public in the year 1937. The drink was listed in Difford’s guide and was nominated as one of the top 100 cocktails. Rusty Nail is served with ice in old fashioned glass and garnished with lemon twist and cherry. When the drink is served without ice it is called ‘Straight Up Nail’. You can explore the illustrated Rusty Nail dish here.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 1 people


  • 2 oz Scotch Whisky
  • 1 oz Drambuie
  • Lemon twist
  • Cherry


  • For preparing Rusty Nail, mix together Scotch Whisky and Drambuie in a mixing glass with ice.
  • Strain into an old fashioned glass.
  • Garnish Rusty Nail with lemon twist and cherry.
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    sunny October 28, 2005

    nice and excellent drink

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