Rusty Nail Cocktail with Blenders Pride Reserve

As odd as one could consider the name for this iconic cocktail to be, the Rusty Nail is an enduring and universally beloved whisky drink that has never been out of vogue.

Some credit the notorious Vegas based Rat Pack for popularizing this drink, whereas some believe it to be too good to have faded into obscurity over time. No one quite knows who named the drink ‘Rusty Nail’, although its origins can be traced back to 1937 when it was first created for the British Industries Fair.

Scotch whisky has been enshrined in the unwritten books of cocktail wizardry as the whisky of choice for this cocktail, although numerous interpretations of the drink exist. The Rusty Bob uses Bourbon whiskey instead of Scotch, and the Rusty Ale mixes Drambuie with Beer without any ice. Now to create an Indian interpretation of this whisky drink, we recommend the Blenders Pride Reserve Collection.

The Rusty Nail is extremely simple in preparation and involves no frivolities, and to put an Indian spin on this terrific whisky drink, you can substitute Scotch whisky with Blenders Pride Reserve Collection. This premium Indian whisky is a fitting alternative that blends marvellously with the Drambuie to create a combination you must try.


  • Blenders Pride Reserve Collection – 45 ML
  • Drambuie Scotch whisky liquor – 15 ML

The Process

Step 1: Add all the ingredients into a Lowball glass with a large ice cube.

Step 2: Gently stir the mixture with a stirrer for a few seconds, and enjoy the Rusty Nail!