“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy.” – Frank Sinatra, singer and member of the Rat Pack
In the early 1960s, the Rusty Nail acquired its name and grew in popularity. The Rusty Nail was a favorite amongst the infamous Rat Pack, and this is most likely why and how the concoction managed to grow so quickly in popularity.
The Rusty Nail recipe was created at the 21 Club, located in Manhattan; the name was cemented when the chairwoman of Drambuie Liqueur Company endorsed the cocktail.
The Rusty Nail
2 ounces blended Scotch
1/2 ounce Drambuie
Combine ingredients with ice and stir until cold. Strain and pour into a Old Fashioned glass with cubed ice. Garnish with a lemon peel.
*Depending on how sweet you prefer your cocktails, feel free to add more or less drambuie. 4:1 is how the Barrister prefers her cocktail, some recipes call for a 2:1 or 1:1 ratio.