Elegant 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 archetypal two-to-one ratio of spirit to vermouth, but calls on Feathery blended malt Scotch and the lighter Dolin rouge vermouth finished with several dashes of house-made apple bitters for, as the name suggests, a more elegant spin.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces blended Scotch, preferably The Feathery
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth, preferably Dolin Rouge
  • 3 dashes apple bitters

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.