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Need A Drink? Try Drambuie’s Newest Cocktail Recipes

Drambuie is celebrating the revival of its most famous serve, The Rusty Nail, in addition to a range of new cocktails. Just in time for spring-summer! They are refreshing, delicious and you won’t want to stop at only one.

Here’s how to make some classics…


Rusty Nail

Simple yet complex and rewarding, the Rusty Nail sits alongside the Martini and the Old Fashioned as one of the classics of the cocktail world, but has a sweetness that makes it surprisingly accessible.

1 Part Drambuie

2 Parts Scotch Whisky


Build over ice in a rocks glass and stir. Garnish with a lemon twist.


Drambuie Collins

A light, refreshing and tasty serve with simple ingredients, it’s quick and easy to build into a highball glass.

1 Part Drambuie

½ a lemon

8 Mint Leaves

2 parts Soda


Cut a lemon into wedges, then squeeze and drop half the lemon into a highball glass. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Garnish with a mint sprig.


Drambuie Fresco

A stunningly simple built drink with a deliciously complex flavour, this is a refreshing spritz-like cocktail that’s perfect for outdoors and brunches.

1 part Drambuie

1 Part Pink Grapefruit Juice

Top Soda


Add Drambuie and grapefruit juice to an ice-filled glass and stir. Top with soda and garnish with a slice of grapefruit and a mint sprig.



A hybrid of popular gin cocktails complemented by Drambuie’s sweet spices. The delicate colour and balanced flavour make this an attractive alternative to the previous decades’ sweeter martini cocktails.

¾ part Drambuie

¾ part Gin

½ part Lemon Juice

1 Raspberry


Combine all ingredients, shake and fine-strain raspberry pieces. To garnish: a raspberry inset with a mint head.

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