Serve in aCoupe glass
Orange zest twist (discarded) & Luxardo Maraschino cherry
How to make:
STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.
|1 2/3 fl oz||Dewar's 12 Year Old Scotch whisky|
|1 fl oz||Martini Rosso sweet vermouth|
|2 dash||Bob's Abbotts bitters|
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The Scotch answer to the Manhattan. The Rob Roy is classically made with Angostura Bitters but in his 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, as a footnote below his recipe, David Embury assets "Peychaud, somehow, seems to blend better than Angostura with Scotch."
I find Abbott's Bitters combines more harmoniously with the whisky in this cocktail. Or if not to hand, I use one dash Angostura-style aromatic bitters and one dash Peychaud's/creole bitters. Whatever bitters you use their inclusion is essential to the balance and complexity of this cocktail.
A variation on the classic Sweet Manhattan created in 1894 at New York's Waldorf - Astoria Hotel (the Empire State Building occupies the site today) and named, not after the Scottish folk hero and outlaw Robert Roy MacGregor, but after the Broadway show that was showing at the time.
Manhattan cocktail history and recipe variations
One serving of Rob Roy Cocktail contains 154 calories.