Rusty Nail

The Rusty Nail Cocktail is a delicious concoction perfect for those who are interested in learning about scotch, but you can’t quite handle the 'bite' of it straight yet.
How to Make a Rusty Nail Cocktail


Serve the Rusty Nail in a Rocks glass

Garnish: No garnish

Tools & Equipment

How to Make

  1. Add the ingredients to your mixing glass.
  2. Stir over ice for 15-20 seconds.
  3. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.


The Rusty Nail is a cocktail with a contested history, but what is known is that it became popular throughout the United States as early as the 1960’s.

The cocktail is very easy to make due to it only having two ingredients: Scotch whiskey and Drambuie. The first is easy to find in most home bars, with the later – Drambuie – being a little more rare to see. Drambuie is a liqueur made from Scotch whisky, honey, and a mixture of herbs & spices.

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