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Rob Roy cocktail
Rob Roy Cocktail: A Scottish version of the Manhattan named after a former outlaw.

Recipe

For 1 person
5 cl Scotch whisky
2 cl vermouth rosso (Martini...)
3 dashes of Angostura Bitters

How to make

Technique: mixing glass / Glass: martini / Type: short drink (7cl) / Time: 3 mn
  1. Pour the whiskey, vermouth rosso and 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters into a mixing glass half filled with ice cubes.

  2. Stir with a mixing spoon.

  3. Strain into a martini glass.

  4. Add a cherry to the bottom of the glass.

History

The Rob Roy cocktail is said to have been created in 1894 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York. Rob Roy was the nickname of Robert Roy MacGregor (1671-1734), a Scottish brigand and folk hero who inspired a novel by Sir Walter Scott as well as television adaptations.

The Rob Roy is the Scottish version of the famous classic Manhattan cocktail, where Scotch whisky replaces rye whiskey here.

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