Rob Roy Whisky Cocktail 1

Intermediate

5 mins

ROB ROY

Short & Strong

A Scotch version of the classic Manhattan cocktail, a Rob Roy replaces bourbon or rye whisky with Scotch. The Rob Roy ingredients are also similar to that of a classic Old Fashioned, but the Rob Roy recipe uses sweet vermouth instead of sugar syrup for a richer flavour.

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ingredients

method

ROB ROY

Martini glass

50 ml
Chivas 12
25 ml
Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes
Angostura Bitters
Cherry & Orange Zest, to garnish

ROB ROY

Martini glass

50 ml
Chivas 12
25 ml
Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes
Angostura Bitters
Cherry & Orange Zest, to garnish

PRO TIP

Put the cocktail glass in the freezer to ensure a Rob Roy stays cold, as the drink is served without ice

1

/3

ASSEMBLE

Stir all ingredients together with ice in a mixing vessel

2

/3

POUR

Strain into a chilled martini glass

3

/3

SERVE

Garnish with a cherry and orange zest and serve

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WHY IS IT CALLED A ROB ROY?

The Rob Roy cocktail was named after an operetta that narrated the story of a great Scottish folk hero who supported the poor. The operetta debuted in New York City in the late 1800s, and a bartender at the nearby Waldorf Astoria Hotel created the cocktail for opening night and to publicise the play.

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