What cocktail has whisky, sweet vermouth, and dry vermouth?

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If you're looking for a cocktail that combines whisky, sweet vermouth, and dry vermouth, one excellent choice is the Rob Roy. This classic cocktail is similar to a Manhattan but uses Scotch whisky instead of rye or bourbon. The combination of whisky with both sweet and dry vermouths creates a sophisticated and well-balanced drink with herbal and spice undertones. The addition of a dash of Angostura bitters enhances the complexity of flavors, resulting in a smooth and rich cocktail that's perfect for those who appreciate timeless drinks with depth and character.

Another great option that includes whisky and vermouth is the Affinity cocktail. This sophisticated drink blends whiskey and red vermouth to create a smooth and slightly sweet base, with herbal undertones from the vermouth. The addition of Angostura bitters adds depth and complexity to the drink, making it a refined option for those who enjoy a well-balanced taste with a touch of bite from the whiskey and a hint of sweetness from the vermouth.

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You asked: Cocktails with whisky, sweet vermouth, and dry vermouth. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Whisky Mac

The Whisky Mac, also known as the Whiskey Macdonald, is a classic cocktail with a warming and spicy flavour profile...

Ginger wine (45ml), Whiskey (45ml)

2 ingredients
4.73 / 5


The Manhattan is a classic cocktail that exudes elegance and sophistication, offering a harmonious blend of red vermouth, Angostura bitters,...

Red vermouth (30ml), Angostura Bitters (1 dash), Rye Whiskey (15ml), Bourbon (30ml)

4 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Rob Roy

The Rob Roy is a classic Scotch whisky cocktail akin to a Manhattan but distinguished by its use of Scotch...

Angostura Bitters (Dash), Red vermouth (25ml), Whiskey (45ml)

3 ingredients
4.56 / 5

Whisky Steak Cocktail

The drink was created to pay homage to the MacDonald Manchester Hotel & Spa chain’s Scottish heritage. The Scottish steak...

Pepper (Pinch), Rosemary Syrup (Dash), Whiskey (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.5 / 5

Hoots Mon

The Hoots Mon is a cocktail that features a distinct blend of Scottish flair and smooth, aromatic complexity. It's composed...

Red vermouth (15ml), Whiskey (45ml), Lillet Blanc (15ml)

3 ingredients
3.82 / 5


The Affinity cocktail, also known as the Scotch Affinity, is a sophisticated and complex drink that boasts a rich history....

Whiskey (30ml), Red vermouth (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Red vermouth (30ml)

4 ingredients
3.79 / 5

Enhanced Whisky & Coke

I love whisky and coke, but I wanted a little more flavour and variety. So I tried adding a couple...

Cola (120ml), Whiskey (45ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

3 ingredients
3.76 / 5


The Swisky cocktail is a robust, spirit-forward mix that marries the rich, complex flavors of whiskey with the sweet, citrusy...

Whiskey (30ml), Triple Sec (30ml), Amaretto (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.65 / 5

Fancy Whisky

A very old cocktail, from the time when cocktails were originally invented. The "Fancy…" was a type of type of...

Sugar Syrup (Dash), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.63 / 5

Bitter Mac

The Bitter Mac is a sophisticated cocktail that elegantly marries the warmth of whiskey with the crispness of white vermouth,...

White vermouth (22.5ml), Whiskey (45ml), Amaro (15ml), Elderflower Liqueur (15ml)

4 ingredients
3.51 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What is the difference between sweet and dry vermouth?

Sweet vermouth is typically richer, with notes of spices and herbs, and has a higher sugar content, whereas dry vermouth is lighter, with a more herbaceous and slightly bitter flavor profile, making it ideal for savory cocktails.

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How should I store vermouth?

Vermouth should be stored in the refrigerator after opening to maintain its freshness. It typically stays good for about a month, though some flavors may degrade slightly over time.

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What kind of whisky works best in cocktails with vermouth?

Scotch whisky is commonly used in cocktails like the Rob Roy, while bourbon or rye whisky can also be used for a slightly sweeter or spicier profile, respectively, adding depth to the drink's flavor.

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Can I use vermouth in non-alcoholic cocktails?

Yes, you can use non-alcoholic vermouth substitutes available in the market, or create mocktails with similar flavor profiles using herbal infusions and aromatic bitters for a sophisticated drink without the alcohol.

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What are some popular garnishes for whisky and vermouth cocktails?

Common garnishes include citrus twists (like lemon or orange), cherries, or even a sprig of herb like rosemary or thyme. These garnishes can enhance the aroma and visual appeal of your cocktail.

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