This cocktail was created by a bartender at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1894, and named after ‘Rob Roy’ a Broadway show which premiered at the time. The recipe is very similar to a Sweet Manhattan except the Bourbon is replaced with Scotch.
In a similar manner to a Manhattan, it can be served:
Perfect - Made with equal parts Dry and Sweet Vermouth
Sweet - Dry Vermouth is substituted by Sweet Vermouth
Dry - Sweet Vermouth is substituted by Dry Vermouth
The standard Rob Roy is served sweet.
How to serve it
- In a mixing glass, add all the ingredients and stir.
- Strain into a chilled Martini glass.
- Garnish with a cherry and lemon zest twist (then discard zest)