101 Best New Cocktails: Bloody Nail by Zachary Nelson , The Continental Room, Fullerton, CA

Bloody Nail

Adapted from a recipe by Zachary Nelson , The Continental Room, Fullerton, CA

“Part Rusty Nail and part Blood and Sand. I was making a Rusty Nail for a customer and as I was pouring the Drambuie, I looked up at the Cherry Heering and thought I’d give it a shot,” Zachary Nelson.

2 oz Dewar’s White Label scotch

.5 oz Drambuie

(Just less than) .5 oz Cherry Heering

2 dashes Regans’ Orange Bitters No. 6

1 flamed orange peel, as garnish

Stir over ice and strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Add the garnish.

gaz sez: Another of those simple drinks that works so damned well, this Bloody Nail will have bartenders all over the world slapping their foreheads saying, “Why didn’t I think of that.”

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