The Rob Roy is similar to the Manhattan, but only uses Scotch as the base spirit. It can also be made Sweet, Dry or Perfect. When ordering a Rob Roy out, the sweet version is primarily what a bartender assumes. Rob Roy DryRob Roy 2012-02-04-048 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin uses dry vermouth in place of sweet. Rob Roy Perfect uses equal measures of dry and sweet vermouth. Play with each variation and find your ideal Rob Roy.

Rob Roy

1-1/2 ounce Scotch

3/4 ounce Sweet Vermouth

2 to 3 dashes Classic Bitters

Lemon or Orange Twist Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake or stir according to personal preference. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Twist fresh lemon or orange peel over top of cocktail as garnish.

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