4,5 cl of Scotch whisky
2,5 cl of sweet vermouth
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
The Rob Roy cocktail is a Manhattan twist. Indeed the recipe is conceptually identical, except that scotch whiskey is used instead of rye whiskey.
It seems a minor difference, but the Rob Roy cocktail is very different and deserves some love. While the American rye is scurvy and rough-tasting whiskey, produced with water and rye (51% minimum) and then aged in oak barrels, the Scotch is marked by the net and mysterious hint of peat.
But you want only the best ingredients for your drinks, so use quality spirits and make yourself a lovely gift by buying a crafted Scotch single malt whisky. But no more talk, and let’s go to the original recipe for the Rob Roy cocktail, a great classic from the last century.
Ingredients and doses for making the Rob Roy cocktail
How to prepare the perfect Rob Roy cocktail
The Rob is prepared in the mixing glass. Pay respect to the vermouth, don’t shake it; just stir gently. Remember that vermouth is wine, even if flavored and fortified.
Put all the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, stir gently to allow all the ingredients to complement each other and then pour, filtering with the strainer, into a previously iced cup. Decorate with a maraschino cherry.