Rob Roy Drink – Best Recipe For Rob Roy Cocktail (Scotch Manhattan)

Rob Roy Drink

Rob Roy is to Scotch Whiskey what Manhattan is to American Whiskey. Yes, both are similar recipes except the Whiskey where American Whiskey is replaced by Scotch Whiskey.

But, is that going to make a difference? Absolutely NO, if you are someone who doesn’t find difference between these two types of whiskies. But if you do, then Rob Roy is going to bring you a whole lot of difference in terms of flavor, taste and experience.

You don’t believe me? Try it and thank me later!

If you are a lover of Scotch whiskies, then Rob Roy drink is one good way to enjoy your favorite drink and remember this Upscale drink looks so classy.

For the list of Upscale drinks to make you look a class apart, try these.

Rob Roy Drink Recipe

Rob Roy Drink Recipe

The Whiskey Land MascotBoozer Man
A Manhattan style drink, with only the exception of the Whiskey, Rob Roy is a great and classy cocktail to have in a lush bar.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktail
Servings 1
Calories 160 kcal


  • Highball glass
  • Cocktail Glass
  • Jiggers


  • 2 oz (60 ml) Scotch Whiskey
  • 1 oz (30 ml) Sweet Vermouth
  • Few dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • Cocktail Cherry for Garnish


  • In a Highball glass with ice, add Scotch, Vermouth and Angostura bitters.
  • Shake the drink well.
  • Strain the drink into a cocktail glass.
  • Serve and Enjoy the drink!



Flavor: Scotch
Strength: Strong
ABV: 30%


Calories: 160kcal
Keyword rob roy drink
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Tips To Make Rob Roy Drink

Primary ingredient is the Scotch Whiskey, so make sure to buy a premium or a very good quality Scotch (blended or Single malt is your preference) as this will definitely affect the end result.

Angostura Bitters are an integral part of so many drinks especially the Manhattan, Old Fashioned and Rob Roy. If you can’t get one, try other Orange bitters.

Try Luxardo Cherry for garnish and you will love the way it looks just as much as its taste.


This regular version of the drink uses Sweet vermouth. In case you want to try it with Dry Vermouth, you get Dry Rob Roy which is equally strong. 

You can also mix equal parts of Sweet and Dry vermouth for a balanced Rob Roy drink. 

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A great upscale drink to have at a bar, with friends or at a business meeting, Rob Roy is a cousin to Manhattan but totally different and flavorful in taste.

To those who love Scotch whiskey, you will never find another cocktail so delicious and elevating in terms of drinking experience.

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