How to Make a Rusty Nail

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • 1 1/2 oz. Scotch
  • 1/2 oz. Drambuie
  • 1 twist of lemon
  • scotch
  • lemon
  • drambuie
  • ice
  • glassware

How to Make a Rusty Nail. For those of you that lack a sweet tooth, ask the bartender to make a Rusty Nail. This dry cocktail will leave you without a tummy ache and, despite the name, you won't need a tetanus shot afterwards.

Step 1

Fill an 8 oz. glass with ice.

Step 2

Pour in scotch and Drambuie.

Step 3

Twist the juice of one lemon wedge into the drink.

Step 4

Drop the remnants of the lemon wedge into the drink as a garnish.


  • Use a fine scotch for best taste. When it comes to scotch, you get what you pay for.


  • Don't drink and drive.