Rob Roy

Celebrate the Scottish hero with a cocktail by the same name, Rob Roy. This delightful mix of scotch whisky, sweet vermouth and bitters is guaranteed to keep you warm in the winter time.

Quick Guide

Rob Roy

What is it?
The Rob Roy is similar to a Manhattan but is made exclusively with scotch whisky. The standard Rob Roy is made scotch whisky, sweet vermouth and bitters.

Where is it from?
The Rob Roy is a cocktail created in 1894 by a bartender at the Waldorf Astoria, New York. The drink was named in honour of the premiere of Rob Roy, an operetta loosely based upon Scottish folk hero Robert Roy MacGregor.

What does it taste like?
The Rob Roy is a delightful cocktail to warm you up throughout winter. Scotch isn’t for everyone but when you take the edge of it with some sweet vermouth and a dash of bitters you may just find you like it.


A Rob Roy can be made sweet, dry, or perfect. The standard Rob Roy is the sweet version, made with sweet vermouth. A dry Rob Roy is made with dry vermouth. A perfect Rob Roy is made with equal parts sweet and dry vermouth.


  • 60ml scotch whisky
  • 30ml sweet vermouth
  • 3 dashes bitters


1. Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.
2. Stir, and strain into a cocktail glass. 
3. Garnish with a cherry.
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