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Rob Roy

Rob Roy

The Gaelic cousin of the popular Manhattan.

[Aperitif] [Classic] [Glamour] [Happy Hour] [Simple] [Strong] [Winter Night]

Ingredients [ oz | cl ][ My Bar ]
1 12 oz Scotch[ Add ]
12 oz Sweet Vermouth[ Add ]
2 dashes Angostura Bitters[ Add ]
1 Maraschino Cherry[ Add ]
Method: Prepare in a shaker
Glass: Cocktail
  1. Pour the Scotch Whisky - Dewar's is the spirit the drink was created with - the italian vermouth and a 1 or dashes of bitters (to taste) in a shaker half-filled with ice.
  2. Stir - or shake lightly - for several seconds. Hard shaking will produce air bubbles and get you a hazy drink.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass and decorate with a cherry.

Volume: 2.1 oz
Alcohol units: 2.1 standard drinks
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 34%


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Average Score: 8.5 (8 votes)

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According to Wikipedia, the first appearing of the Rob Roy was in New York City around 1890. The drink is named for the Scottish folk hero Robert Roy MacGregor.

Just like the Manhattan and the Martini, a Rob Roy can also be made Dry (with Dry Vermouth instead of Sweet Vermouth) or Perfect (with half Dry Vermouth, half Sweet Vermouth)

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Added by David on
Last updated on 2009-11-17 22:06:36
Status: Approved