Upon tasting her frothy, smoky, lemony riff on a Rusty Nail, Anu Apte says, “I felt like I was standing in a meadow in Scotland breathing in fresh air. The aroma is earthy yet light, and the drink isn’t as heavy as the original.” It’s a great brunch drink.
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1 1/2 ounces smoky single-malt Scotch, such as Islay
1 ounce Drambuie (honeyed Scotch-based liqueur)
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 large egg white
1 ounce bitter lemon soda (See Note)
1 whole clove and a tiny pinch of saffron threads, for garnish
How to Make It
In a cocktail shaker, combine the Scotch, Drambuie, lemon juice and egg white and shake well. Add ice and shake again. Strain into a chilled collins glass. Slowly pour in the lemon soda and garnish with the clove and saffron.
Schweppes and Fever-Tree make high-quality, widely available bitter lemon sodas.
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