Friday, December 25, 2015

Rusty Nail

It's probably the most unappealing name for a cocktail--at least one that is pretty classic and tastes tremendous. (There's plenty of Kamikaze and nipple shots that sound pretty bad, but that's more the fault of the drinker for ordering them.) The other bonus is that the Rusty Nail is easy to make and hard to ruin.

I believe that Drambuie comes to the rescue of inferior scotches. There are some pretty bad blends out there, or just bland ones, but a little Drambuie makes them fade away while aged scotch, heather honey and spices take over. It's the proprietary spirit of Scotland, like Irish Mist and Chartreuse are for the Irish and French.
  • 1 1/2 oz. scotch
  • 1 oz. Drambuie
Build drink in an Old Fashioned glass with plenty of ice and stir. 

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