4,5 cl of Scotch whisky
2,5 cl of Drambuie liqueur
1 lemon peel
The Rusty Nail is a cocktail with very high alcohol content, suitable for those who love the warm and enveloping taste of Scotch whiskey.
It is straightforward to make a good Rusty cocktail. The recipe is immediate, crystalline: Scotch whiskey sweetened by Drambuie, a whiskey-based liqueur with Highland herbs and heather honey. All these suggestions are reminiscent of the windswept Scottish hills, where the flavor of the sea blends with that of peat.
The Rusty Nail is a classic after-dinner cocktail and offers a complex and mature symphony of warm and spicy flavors and aromas. The peat dissolves in the musky and flowery sweetness of Drambuie, present as a sweetener.
The result is a drink for palates accustomed to the strong taste of whiskey, but combined this cocktail with smoked salmon and brioche bread or with truffle liver pate and the pairing will be fantastic.
The Rusty Nail drink is also excellent on its own, thanks to its perfect balance of flavors, but also try to accompany it with chocolate desserts or a soft orange soufflé. So if you are a chocolate lover, this will become your favorite after-dinner drink.
Ingredients and doses for making the Rusty Nail cocktail
- 4.5 cl of Scotch whiskey
- 2.5 cl of Drambuie
- lemon peel
How to make the Rusty Nail drink
Put ice in an old-fashioned, then pour whiskey and Drambuie, stir and crush the peel to flavor with the essential oil of lemon. You can leave the lemon rind in the glass, but it is better to eliminate it for convenience and not spoil the crucial aspect of the drink.
Before preparing the Rusty Nail, (or any other cocktail played on the distilled liqueur), taste the Drambuie and become familiar with its particular taste and sweetness. This is the IBA-coded recipe we proposed but look for your recipe that suits your palate, perhaps adding a drop of cardamom bitter or Angostura.