Named in honor of the operetta Rob Roy, based on the life of Robert Roy MacGregor, the Rob Roy Cocktail was created in 1894 at the Waldorf Astoria New York.
A Rob Roy is much like a Manhattan but made with Scotch instead of Rye Whiskey or Bourbon. Like the Manhattan, the Rob Roy can be made sweet, dry, or perfect. A standard Rob Roy is sweet, made with sweet vermouth, a Dry Rob Roy is made with dry vermouth and a Perfect Rob Roy is made with equal parts sweet and dry vermouth.
And, yes, that is the Rob Roy MacGregor tartan in the image!
THE ROB ROY
1-1/2 Oz. Scotch
1/4 Oz. Sweet Vermouth
Dash of Angostura bitters
Maraschino Cherry Garnish
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the cherry.
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