Rob Roy Cocktail

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Ingredients

Barware

Martini glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon
Strainer

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

192 calories

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Rob Roy Cocktail image

Serve in

Martini glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist (discarded) & Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

2 fl oz Dewar's 12 Year Old Scotch whisky
1 fl oz Martini Rosso vermouth
2 dash Angostura or other aromatic bitters
16 fl oz Maraschino syrup (from cherry jar) (optional)
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AKA:

Scotch Manhattan

Comment:

A Sweet Manhattan made with Scotch in place of bourbon. The dry, peaty whisky and bitters ensure it's not too sweet.

Variant:

'Highland', made with orange bitters instead of Angostura.

About:

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.

Our Manhattan cocktail page features a detailed history and other variants.

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