Rusty Nail

  • Units: 2
  • Served in: Lowball glass
  • Total time: 5 minutes


  • 25 ml/ 0.85 fl. oz (1 measure) Scotch Whiskey
  • 25 ml/ 0.85 fl. oz (1 measure) Drambuie
  • Ice cubes
  • To garnish
  • 1 Orange slice
Rusty Nail

A Rusty Nail cocktail is a smooth and simple cocktail great for whiskey lovers. The Scotch whiskey has a fairly hot taste to it which is counterbalanced by the herbal honey tones of the Drambuie


  1. Half fill the glass with ice cubes. 
  2. Pour in the whiskey and Drambuie.
  3. Stir to mix the whiskey, Drambuie and ice. 
  4. Garnish with the slice of orange.
The whiskey a Rusty Nail is made from first appeared in 1937. Although the cocktail itself had many names before finally being cemented in 1963 in the New York times, with permission from Drambuie.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.

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