How To Make The Best Rob Roy Recipe

This 19th century cocktail is believed to have been created at New York City’s Waldorf Hotel (known today as the Waldorf Astoria). The cocktail was reportedly named after an operetta about the life of Scottish folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor, although cocktail historian David Wondrich has questioned the drinks’ origin story. The Rob Roy is a riff on a Manhattan, made with Scotch instead of Rye Whiskey.

Ingredients In The Best Rob Roy Recipe

  • 2 ½ oz Blended Scotch
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura

Rob Roy Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice.
  2. Stir.
  3. Strain into chilled rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with a cherry and enjoy.

Recipe Rating

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Yield: 1 Cocktail
Updated: 2016-03-30

Rob Roy