Today, Drambuie is most likely to be spotted flanking Scotch in cocktails, usually in drinks that wink at the structure of the Rusty Nail. Such is the case in Bar Goto’s Rusty Ringo, a modernized spin on the formula that dials back the Scotch and adds a calvados base, finished with a half ounce of Drambuie.
- 1 3/4 ounces calvados, preferably Boulard VSOP
- 1/4 ounce Scotch, preferably Talisker 10-year
- 1/2 ounce Drambuie
Garnish: gold leaf (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir for 60 rotations.
- Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
- Garnish with gold leaf.