Bobby Burns (Crockett's recipe)

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Discerning Drinkers (29 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Skewered Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

2 fl oz Blended Scotch whisky
2/3 fl oz Strucchi Rosso Vermouth
1 dash La Fée Parisienne absinthe
1 dash Orange Bitters by Angostura
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AKA:

Robert Burns

Review:

Scotch and vermouth with added depth of flavour courtesy of absinthe and orange bitters.

History:

Recipe adapted from Albert Stevens Crockett's 1931 Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Days where the cocktail is listed as "Robert Burns" accompanied by the following notation, "It may have been named after the celebrated Scotsman. Chances are, however, that it was christened in honour of a cigar salesman, who 'bought' in the Old Bar [at the Waldorf-Astoria]." Robert Burns was a brand of cigars and the name of a cigar shop close to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. It could be that the hotel sold these cigars, and the shop's owner was such a good patron of the bar that a cocktail was named in his honour. See Bobby Burns cocktail history for the whole story.

ROBERT BURNS
It may have been named after the celebrated Scotsman. Chances are, however, that it was christened in honor of a cigar salesman, who "bought" in the Bar.
Dash of Orange Bitters
One dash Absinthe
One-quarter Italian Vermouth
Three-quarters Scotch Whiskey
Stir; strain

Stanley M. Jones, 1977

Nutrition:

One serving of Bobby Burns (Crockett's recipe) contains 170 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.7 standard drinks
  • 28.91% alc./vol. (57.82° proof)
  • 23.3 grams of pure alcohol
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