The Rob Roy is a spin off from the popular Manhattan cocktail that gained speed as a cocktail in its own right in the late 1800s. The use of a blended scotch instead of a bourbon or rye adds particular character to this boozy drink, often creating a lighter, more autumnal Manhattan flavor. For a more aggressive Rob Roy feel free to use a single-malt scotch instead of a blended.
2 oz Blended Scotch
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
3 dash Angostura
2 drops Salt Solution (1:4 salt/water)
1. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail mixing glass with ice.
2. Stir well, about 30 seconds.
3. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry OR orange peel and enjoy!