Black Nail

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A Black Nail cocktail is a mixture of Irish Mist and Irish Whiskey and orange zest. [1]

A Black Nail can be served in an old-fashioned glass on the rocks, neat, or "up" in a stemmed glass. It is most commonly served over ice. A Black Nail served without ice is sometimes called a Straight Black Nail.


The Black Nail cocktail was invented sometime between 1947 and 1952. The Black Nail cocktail drink started as a St. Patrick's Day specialty in New York after Desmond E. Williams invented Irish Mist a brown whiskey liqueur in 1947.[2]

Preparation and serving

The Black Nail cocktail consists of 3/4 ounce Irish whiskey and 3/4 Irish Mist with orange zest twist to garnish.[3]

Fill a rocks glass with ice cubes and then add the Irish whiskey and then Irish Mist.

Garnish the cocktail with the orange zest twist and then serve immediately.

Variations of the classic Black Nail cocktail recipe have been made including Difford's Guide Black Nail #1 and Black Nail #2. [4]