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Rob Roy Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces Scotch whisky
  • 3/4 cup sweet vermouth
  • 1 cup ice

Glass

Rob Roy Cocktail Glass

Preparation instructions:

  1. Combine vermouth and whisky in a cocktail mixing class. Add ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Original recipe makes 1 cocktail

History of the Rob Roy

Rob Roy was created by a bartender at The Waldorf Hotel in New York City in 1894. It was very first mixed for the opening night of an opera named "Rob Roy." The recipe first showed up in The Savoy Guide, printed by The Savoy Hotel of London in 1930. Having Scotch whisky as a base spirit of the cocktail, the book carried a note indicating that the cocktail was already preferred among Scots, "particularly for St. Andrew's day to open up the evening for the usual enormous annual gathering of the Clans at the Savoy.