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The Crusty Nail – A variation on the Rusty Nail cocktail


Serves 1

1.5 oz Tasmanian Malt Whiskey
0.5 oz Drambuie
A small amount of Ground Cloves


This recipe is a twist on the classic drink, The Rusty Nail. It is perfect for a cold Winter's day, despite being a cold drink.

Place a small amount of ground cloves onto a plate such that you could lightly coat the rim of a glass.

Wet the rim of an old-fashioned glass with water slightly. You can do this by filling a shallow dish with water, then dipping the rim of the glass into the water slightly.

Gently and lightly touch the wet rim of the glass onto the ground cloves such that it only just coats the rim. It should like a bit like the rim of the glass is rusty, but you should still be able to see the transparent glass beneath the cloves slightly.

Carefully place some ice cubes into the glass to fill it 3/4 of the way up.

Pour the whiskey and Drambuie into the glass and stir carefully but thoroughly with a spoon until it is well mixed, and the ice has melted slightly.

Enjoy by sipping slowly whilst picking up some of the ground gloves in the first sip, but avoiding too much of the cloves after that by sipping on same place of the rim.

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