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Thirst-day 15th June 2017 – The Rob Roy

Steps on how to make a Rob Roy

Last week, we showed you how to make an Irish Car Bomb drink, which is a tasty and efficient way to get smashed. Today, we’ll focus on the Rob Roy, a cocktail created way back in 1894 by a Manhattan-based Waldorf Astoria bartender.

The cocktail was named after the Rob Roy operetta, which is loosely based on the life of Scottish folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor.

Rob Roys are a lot like Manhattan cocktails, except that the former uses Scotch whiskey (giving it a smoky element) instead of the latter’s use of rye whiskey, Canadian whiskey, or bourbon.

There are three Rob Roy variants: “dry”, “perfect”, or “sweet”. “Sweet” is the regular version, using sweet vermouth (a type of wine where brandy is usually added). The “dry” version is created using a dry vermouth instead of sweet vermouth, while a “perfect” one is made of equal parts dry and sweet vermouth.

Rob Roy Ingredients

  • 2 oz. of Scotch whiskey
  • 3/4 oz. of sweet vermouth
  • 3 dashes of Angostura bitters (depending on how spicy you want the drink to be)


  1. Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice into the mixing glass.
  3. Stir the drink for at least 30 seconds.
  4. Strain the drink into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish the glass with a cherry.