Rob Roy Cocktail Recipe

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Rob Roy Cocktail Recipe The Bottle Club

 If there was ever a cocktail to make you feel the glitz and glamour of the history and chic society of New York, it's ordering a Rob Roy Cocktail. This 19th century cocktail is believed to have been created at New York City’s Waldorf Hotel (if you want to visit today, you can head to the Waldorf Astoria). But who is Rob Roy? The cocktail is named not after the Scottish folk hero and outlaw Robert Roy MacGregor, but after the Broadway show that was showing at the time.

The Rob Roy is a riff on a Manhattan, with their only difference being the base liquor. A Rob Roy is made using blended Scotch Whisky while a Manhattan is made with Rye Whisky. As such, the cocktail is malty and smooth, with a bit of spice on the finishing end.

Serves: 1

Prep time: 3 Minutes

Nutrition: 173 Calories



    1. Add the scotch, sweet vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.

    2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

    3. Garnish with speared brandied cherries.

    Category: Drinks Cuisine: Cocktail

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