The Rob Roy cocktail was created in 1894 by a bartender at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, New York City. Dubbed as a Scotch Manhattan, the classic cocktail is made with Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters and garnished with a Maraschino cherry.
The Reverse Rob Roy swaps the sweet vermouth for the whisky and yields a cocktail with a lower alcohol. As this is a vermouth-forward cocktail, use the best sweet vermouth you can get your hands on.
The Reverse Rob Roy is a good choice for an aperitif and makes a good entry point drink for a new whisky cocktail drinker.
Reverse Rob Roy Cocktail Recipe
- 60 ml sweet vermouth
- 30 ml Scotch whisky
- 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Garnish: Maraschino cherry
In a mixing glass filled with ice, add the sweet vermouth, whisky and Angostura bitters and stir until cold. Strain into a chilled coupette and garnish with a Maraschino cherry.
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