Drink Recipes Description

I’ll start with the grandfather, the Rob Roy. Essentially a Scotch-based Manhattan, the Rob Roy is a reliably tasty drink, and one that’s hard to screw up. I tend to order them out more often than I do Manhattans. Unless I ask the bartender for a specific whiskey for my Manhattan, I usually wind up with a cheap, sweet bourbon; the vermouth then just makes it taste cloying. With a Rob Roy, though, at least you have the Scotch providing a little extra backbone.


  • 2 ounces blended Scotch whisky
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: lemon or orange twist


  1. Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well for about 20 seconds, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist a piece of lemon or orange peel over the drink and use as garnish.