Rob Roy
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Rob Roy
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.56 / 5
The Rob Roy is a classic Scotch whisky cocktail akin to a Manhattan but distinguished by its use of Scotch rather than rye or bourbon. The drink is named after ... more The Rob Roy is a classic Scotch whisky cocktail akin to a Manhattan but distinguished by its use of Scotch rather than rye or bourbon. The drink is named after the Scottish folk hero Robert Roy MacGregor and traditionally features a combination of Scotch whisky, red (sweet) vermouth, and a dash of Angostura bitters, resulting in a smooth, rich drink with herbal and spice undertones. The bitters add depth and complexity to the sweetness of the vermouth, which complements the smoky notes of the Scotch. It's often garnished with maraschino cherries, adding a touch of fruitiness and color to the presentation. Served in a cocktail glass, the Rob Roy offers a perfect balance of flavors for a sophisticated and timeless drinking experience.

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15 key ingredients
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1894
Base ingredient
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Whiskey
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry
Alcohol content
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31.43% | 2.2 units *
Details
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Classic
Stirred

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Angostura Bitters cocktail ingredient
Angostura Bitters
Dash Dash Dash
Red vermouth cocktail ingredient
Red vermouth
25ml 0.85oz 2.5cl
Whiskey cocktail ingredient
Whiskey
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir quite vigorously combine the ingredients
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with two maraschino cherries and serve

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