The Royal Smoke

A Rusty Nail recipe with an intriguing difference

On a cold winter’s night, the smell of smoke has so many happy connotations. This cocktail adds a touch of drama and finesse to an old favourite.


  • 45ml/1.5fl oz Royal Salute 21yo Lost Blend
  • 15ml/0.5fl oz aromatic Scotch liqueur
  • 1 drop of liquorice bitter


  • • Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice and stir
  • • Smoke an empty bottle, pour the mixture in, lightly shake and pour over ice

At its best…

  • Served in a tumbler smoked with sandalwood. Pour over a single ice cube and garnish with sandalwood (not edible). Drink with dinner or as a nightcap on a cosy winter’s evening