The Rusty Nail

About The Rusty Nail

You might think the Rusty Nail hails from Scotland; the world capital of scotch whisky, but the truth is no one really knows where this drink truly hails from. Some attribute the cocktail’s origin to Thailand, where this drink exploded in popularity. However, the NYC bartender scene is also given the same claim. This is a powerful drink not for the faint of heart, and is a popular suggestion for any scotch drinker.



  • 1.5 oz. Scotch Whisky

  • 2/3 oz. Drambuie

  • Lemon Twist for Garnish

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       4.0 Stars

  • Served:      On the Rocks

  • Strength:   Strong

  • Difficulty: Simple

  • Flavor:       Strong


Pour all ingredients into old fashioned glass with ice. Gently stir and garnish with a lemon twist.