Rob Roy Recipe

Traditional, Dry and Perfect Recipes

Favorite Restaurant Drink Recipe


History of the Rob Roy Recipe!

This cocktail recipe was created by a bartender at The Waldorf Hotel in New York City in 1894. It was first mixed for the opening night of an opera called "Rob Roy."

This restaurant drink recipe first appeared in "The Savoy Cocktail Book," published by The Savoy Hotel of London in 1930.

"Whiskey" comes from a Gaelic term meaning "water of life." Gaelic is the branch of Celtic spoken in the Scottish Highlands.

The first written evidence of Scotch whiskey making is in 1614 but it is believed to have been produced in Scotland well before the 1400's.

Some historians believe whiskey production arrived in Scotland from Ireland in the 16th century. I wasn't there so I can't say for certain either way. ;-)

Many recipes for whiskey punches and liqueurs were found from the 18th and 19th century. Today there are more than 2,500 Scotch whiskey brands sold to more than 200 countries worldwide.

Traditional Rob Roy Recipe

Famous Restaurant Drink Recipe


Preparation time: 1 minute. Serves 1.


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Scotch whiskey
  • 1/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • A dash of Angostura bitters
  • Maraschino cherry for the garnish
  • Ice

 

Instructions:

  • Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice
  • Stir and strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass or rocks glass over ice and garnish with a maraschino cherry

Dry Rob Roy Recipe

Recipe from Restaurant


Preparation time: 1 minute. Serves 1.


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Scotch whiskey
  • 1/4 oz Dry Vermouth
  • A dash of Angostura bitters
  • Maraschino cherry for the garnish
  • Ice

 

Instructions:

  • Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice
  • Stir and strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass or rocks glass over ice and garnish with a maraschino cherry (or lemon or lime twist)

"Perfect" Rob Roy

Another Restaurant Drink Recipe


Preparation time: 1 minute. Serves 1.


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Scotch whiskey
  • 1/4 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce Sweet Vermouth
  • A dash of Angostura bitters
  • Maraschino cherry for the garnish
  • Ice

 

Instructions:

  • Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice
  • Stir and strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass or rocks glass over ice and garnish with a maraschino cherry (or lemon or lime twist)



Enjoy your Rob Roy restaurant drink recipe and the company of those you share it with!

Donna



Did you know? The Rob Roy is named for a Scottish folk hero of the 1600-1700 period who was later immortalized in popular books and musicals.

A Rob Roy is basically a Manhattan made with scotch, rather than bourbon or rye.