Rob Roy Cocktail

Rob Roy

Rob Roy

  • Rob Roy Cocktail
  • 2 ounces Scotch Whisky
  • 1 ounce Sweet Vermouth  (or Dry Vermouth)
  • 3 Shakes Angostura Bitters
  • Stir Thoroughly in a mixing glass and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry for the sweet version and a lemon twist for a dry Rob Roy

The Rob Roy is a cocktail made up of Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth (or dry vermouth) and bitters. Today’s version of the Rob Roy is made with sweet version, made with sweet vermouth, so there is no need to specify a ‘sweet’ Rob Roy when ordering, however… many people prefer a ‘dry’. In this case the Rob Roy is made by substituting dry vermouth for the sweet vermouth. A ‘perfect’ Rob Roy is made with equal parts sweet and dry vermouth.

The drink was named in honor of the premiere of an operetta, popular at the time, called…Rob Roy, loosely based upon Scottish folk hero Robert Roy MacGregor. The Rob Roy is similar to a Manhattan but is made exclusively with Scotch whisky, while the Manhattan is traditionally made with rye and today commonly made with bourbon or Canadian whisky. Like the Manhattan, the Rob Roy can be made sweet, dry, or perfect. The Rob Roy is usually served in a cocktail glass and garnished with a cherry (for the sweet version) and a lemon twist (for the perfect and dry versions). Cheers!

Kamikaze

Kamikaze

 Kamikaze   Sweet & Tart
•    1 ½ oz vodka
•    ¾ oz Triple Sec
•    1 oz fresh lime juice*
•    1 oz simple syrup
•    In a rocks glass
•    With a lime wedge garnish

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  • I’ve always liked this cocktail. Simple and tasty!  Served as a shot, on the rocks or in a martini glass. In my youth I may have been called the ‘Kamikaze Kid’ once or twice, for a short while there…

    The drink’s name is Japanese in origin, referring to the Kamikaze pilots of WW II. The name comes from the ingredients, Vodka, Triple Sec, Lime Juice. VTL, ‘Very Tragic Landing’.