Rob Roy

My new passion is scotch. I explore blend scotch meanwhile. I have Johny Walker, Balantines, Famous Grouse an Chivas Regal in my bar. Today I explore the one of the classic whisky cocktail – the Rob Roy.

The Rob Roy (Robert Roy MacGregor) is folk Scottish folk hero, something like English Robin Good. The operetta about him (Rob Roy) was popular at Broadway in 1890s. The Rob Roy Cocktail was created at the old Waldorf Astoria Hotel in this time. It was popularized by famous Scottish whisky distiller Tommy Dewar.

The Rob Roy Cocktail is a Manhattan with scotch instead rye (or bourbon). As Manhattan it has three version – Sweet (common), Dry and Perfect. Today we explore this three versions of the Rob Roy Cocktail.

The Rob Roy Cocktail (Коктейль Роб Рой)

Rob Roy

35 ml scotch
35 ml sweet vermouth
1 dash Angostura bitters
Stir. Cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

The proportions of the Rob Roy Cocktail may be variable.

The Rob Roy Cocktail garnished with red maraschino cherry (Коктейль Роб Рой украшенный красной мараскиновой вишней)

The Rob Roy Cocktail is an excellent cocktail with so sweet complex palate with powerful scotch finish.

The Dry Rob Roy Cocktail (Коктейль Сухой Роб Рой)

Dry Rob Roy

50 ml scotch
20 ml dry vermouth
1 dash Angostura bitters
Stir. Cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel or an olive.

The Dry Rob Roy Cocktail has so dry taste with dominant taste of scotch.

The Perfect Rob Roy Cocktail (Коктейль Свершенный Роб Рой)

Perfect Rob Roy

40 ml scotch
20 ml sweet vermouth
20 ml dry vermouth
1 dash Angostura bitters
Stir. Cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.

The Perfect Rob Roy Cocktail has interesting and good-balanced taste with herbal notes of vermouth and powerful scotch finish. I think that Rob Roy is a great cocktail.

Specially for my Rob Roy Cocktail exploring I get yet one bottle of scotch – Teacher`s Highland Cream. And I explore yet one version of Rob Roy – the Rob Roy Holiday Style, which was found on the CocktailDB.

The Rob Roy Holiday Style Cocktail (Праздничная версия коктейля Роб Рой)

Rob Roy Holiday Style

50 ml scotch
8 ml sweet vermouth
8 ml dry vermouth
8 ml Drambuie
Stir. Cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Actually the Rob Roy Holiday Style is magnificient cocktail. It has very balanced strong and sweet taste with wide whisky palate. I use one of my new bottle – Teacher`s Highland Cream, in result I have very smooth anв delicious cocktail.

Blood and Sand

In first sight the Blood and Sand Cocktail has awful composition – scotch, cherry-brandy liqueur, sweet vermouth (that’s enough!) and orange juice. But today this stuff seems to me very perspective.

The story of the name of this cocktail is well known, you may read it here. But name of the creator keep in the dark. I use recipe from CocktailDB. One of my favorite cocktail book The Essential Cocktail by Dale DeGroff prescribed equal part of all ingredients.

The Blood and Sand Cocktail in a vintage crystal glass (Коктейль Кровь и песок в винтажном хрустальном бокале)

Blood and Sand

20 ml scotch
15 ml sweet vermouth
15 ml cherry-brandy liqueur
20 ml fresh orange juice
Shake. Cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

The Blood and Sand Cocktail has unique sweet and fruit taste with hint of specific scotch taste and flavor. It is admirable!

Rusty Nail

This cocktail is great chance of mixing with Drambuie liqueur – legendary strong and sweet whisky-based liqueur with honey and herbs. Pure classic!

The Rusty Nail Cocktail (Коктейль Ржавый Гвоздь)

Rusty Nail

35 ml scotch (Famous Grouse 12 y.o.)
20 ml Drambuie
Build. Old-faschioned glass with ice.

Sweet and strong digestive. Admirable cocktail.