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Rusty Nail Article

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

A new issue of DRiNK just came out. This issue looks at ┬ásingle malts, and so I wrote an article on the Rusty Nail. It’s an excellent drink for the northern winter so mix one up.

Much as I like peated whiskys, I think this drink works better with something lighter. Incidentally, if going that route, the recently released Drambuie 15 might be fun to experiment with. It is dryer than the regular Drambuie, and contains a higher ratio of single malt and older whiskys. I have not yet played with it, but am sure it would make a good Rusty Nail.

While writing this article I decided I rather liked Rusty Nails with a grapefruit twist instead of the standard lemon. A very simple way to take this cocktail in new directions.

No experiments for me right now though. I am headed to tropical Burma where I will no doubt imbibe a Pegu Club or two.

Old-School Genever Cocktails

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

I said I would follow up my recent Genever post with a post on Genever cocktails. Here are five recipes for traditional Genever cocktails. These are all drinks you could have ordered in an upscale bar in the Nineteenth Century United States. In other words, these are the drinks that got gin cocktails started. The recipes come from Jerry Thomas’ Bartender’s Guide. Darcy O’Neil from the Art of Drink kindly put the entire book online, accessible here.

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