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Drambuie: Revisited, Revived and Remixed

To prep for Wednesday’s start to Tales of the Cocktail, some people rest their livers, while others expedite their demise with some Rusty Nails.  I chose the latter.

The Drambuie: Revisited, Revived & Remixed event at the  Roosevelt Hotel featured the classic Rusty Nail cocktail, plus four modern variations, live jazz and glitzy cocktail servers with big feather hats.  The four Rusty Nail cocktails were created by bartenders from Portland to Milwaukee to New York City, and each took the Rusty Nail base (Scotch and Drambuie) and added ingredients and flavors to form innovative variations, detailed below:

Encrusted Nail – Chad Doll, Milwaukee

Drambuie
Dewar’s Scotch
Fresh lemon juice
Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
Peychaud’s bitters

Rusty Compass – Meaghan Dorman, NYC

Drambuie
Compass Box Peat Monster Scotch
Heering Cherry Liqueur
Orange twist

Southern Nail – Lance Mayhew, Portland

Drambuie
Dewar’s Scotch
Fresh-brewed iced tea
Fresh-squeezed lemon

New York Nail – Duane Fernandez, NYC

Drambuie
Dewar’s Scotch
Fresh-squeezed lemon
Ginger syrup
Fresh basil

Written by Kevin Gray

1 Comment

  1. Cooking with Coley · July 21, 2010

    I don’t drink Drambui very often or scotch for that matter, but the Southern Nail sounds delicious on a summer day.

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