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Rob Roy Cocktail Recipe

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Rob Roy Cocktail

Rob Roy

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The Rob Roy is the Scotch whisky version of the Manhattan and is sometimes referred to as a Scotch Manhattan. It was named after Robert Roy MacGregor, the Scottish Robin Hood of the 18th century.

Like the Martini and Manhattan, the Rob Roy can also be made dry or perfect. Dry would use dry vermouth, while perfect would use equal parts sweet and dry vermouth. See more about this below.

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Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



Variations on the Rob Roy:

  • This drink can also be served on ice in an old-fashioned glass and built right in the glass.
  • Dry Rob Roy: Substitute dry vermouth for the sweet vermouth and garnish with an olive.
  • Perfect Rob Roy: Use a 1/4 oz. of both sweet and dry vermouth and garnish with a lemon twist.
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 5 out of 5
my favorite mixed drink at a bar, Member docmac42

I first drank Rob Roys in my fraternity house, and then at the old Hotel Washington rooftop bar in DC. It has remained my favorite mixed drink ever since, although now I usually drink single malt [Laphroaig] scotch with a little water on the side. It is also my test of agood bartender - one who knows classic drinks and not the appletinis, etc that seem to be most popular today

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