Classic Rob Roy

Anu Apte-Elford, Rob Roy | Seattle

Typically described as a Manhattan made with blended Scotch instead of bourbon or rye, the Rob Roy can take many forms depending on the base whiskey, vermouth, bitters and garnish used. Here, Anu Apte-Elford, sticks to the standard two-to-one ratio, calling on Bank Note blended Scotch, with its long finish, as the base.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces Scotch, preferably Bank Note 5 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth, preferably Cinzano
  • 3 to 4 dashes Angostura bitters

Garnish: lemon twist or cherry (optional)

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with an optional lemon twist or cherry.

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