A Rusty Nail cocktail is a smooth and simple cocktail which is perfect for whiskey lovers, and made by mixing Drambuie and Whiskey. The whiskey brings a warming taste to it which is counterbalanced by the herbal and honeyed tones of the Drambuie.The Rusty Nail is often credited to the bartenders at 21 Club in Manhattan, who created it in the early 1960s. The cocktail's name was confirmed in 1963, by Gina MacKinnon, the chairwoman of the Drambuie Liqueur Company, gave the Rusty Nail her endorsement in The New York Times.A Rusty Nail served without ice is sometimes called a Straight Up Nail.
- Lowball glass
- 25 ml Scotch whiskey
- 25 ml Drambuie
- ice cubes
- 1 orange slice
- Half fill the glass with ice cubes.
- Pour in the whiskey and Drambuie.
- Stir to mix the whiskey, Drambuie and ice.
- Garnish with the slice of orange.