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The Rusty Nail

Classic scotch and drambuie cocktail
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 min
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 2 ounces scotch
  • 1 ounce Drambuie
  • 1 lemon or orange twist (optional, thought a true cocktail requires at least 3 ingredients)


  • Combine liquor in an old-fashioned glass. Add ice (and twist, if you wish).


This is the classic proportion. But if you find it too sweet, add more whiskey! I've seen recipes that are 4 parts scotch to one part Drambuie. I'm not a fan of blended scotch, so here I used laphroaigh, one of my favorite whiskeys, famously peaty. Use whatever scotch whiskey you prefer. Change it to Bourbon and it's a Rusty Bob!
Keyword cocktail, drambuie, rusty nail, scotch