Rob Roy Cocktail Recipe & Ingredients

It’s like a Scottish Manhattan.

Rob Roy cocktail at bar with one cherry.
Rob Roy cocktail at bar with one cherry.

If you like the Manhattan cocktail, you’re going to love the Rob Roy Cocktail.

What is a Rob Roy?

The Rob Roy drink is quite similar to the popular Manhattan cocktail, with the exception that it calls for scotch rather than American whiskey. Although the switch from bourbon (or rye) to scotch may not seem like a big deal, the difference is substantial. Also, it’s tasty.

What glass is a Rob Roy served in?

The Rob Roy is typically served in a Nick and Nora or coupe glass. If you don’t own the right glassware for this cocktail, consider some of the options below.


Variations of the Rob Roy cocktail

Want to try some variations on this cocktail? Here are some common remixes on this classic. 

  • Brooklynn
  • Manhattan
  • Perfect Manhattan

How to make a Rob Roy

Below are the ingredients and directions for a Rob Roy. We hope you love this drink as much as we do.

Rob Roy

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Recipe by Julian Solorzano Cuisine: Classic CocktailDifficulty: Easy 🔨




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  • 2 Ounces Scotch

  • 1 Ounces Italian sweet vermouth

  • Dash of Peychaud’s bitters

  • Lemon zest coin


  • Stir all of the ingredients (except the garnish) in a mixing glass with ice.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Express the lemon zest coin over the drink and drop it in.

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So what do you think of the Rob Roy cocktail? Will you be like bond and give the cocktail a whirl? Let us know in the comments below. 


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Written by Julian Solorzano

Hailing from Queens, New York, Julian Solorzano served four years in the United States Air Force, traveling throughout Europe and experiencing the best of the local cultures, including their passion for good food and wine. He has since grown an appreciation for all things wine and mixology. Julian fuses that passion with his skills in writing, photography, and video production to share his passion with the world.

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