Binny's Home Bartender: Brass Nail

Brass Nail cocktail recipe - a St. Patrick’s Day riff on a Rusty Nail.

The Scotch and Drambuie based delight known as the Rusty Nail got a 21st century update with the addition of the immensely complex herbal liqueur Green Chartreuse. The result is known as the Carthusian Nail. We confess to liking this French incursion into Scotland. We also must confess that we have “borrowed” this idea to create a St. Patrick’s Day friendly version we are calling the Brass Nail. Afterall, when brass oxidizes it doesn’t rust, it develops a green patina. While the drink remains brass in color it is certainly green in spirit (pun!) and if you stare long enough into its depths you will swear you can pick up glints of emerald shimmering at the rim. Now let’s get down to brass tacks.


Brass Nail



  • Four-leaf clover or mint sprig


  1. Stir ingredients with ice and strain into an ice filled old fashioned glass.
  2. Ideally, garnish with a four-leaf clover but a sprig of mint will do in a pinch.


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