The spicy combination of sweet vermouth and aromatic bitters perfectly complements the signature flavours of Johnnie Walker – making the Rob Roy (also known as a Scotch Manhattan) a delicious occasion cocktail or aperitif.
Named after an operetta based on legendary Scottish folk hero Rob Roy Macgregor, the Rob Roy is made exclusively with Scotch Whisky, whereas the Manhattan is more commonly made with bourbon. This can be said to give the Rob Roy more depth and variety of flavour than its American counterpart.
• 60ml Johnnie Walker Red Label
• 30ml sweet vermouth
• 2 dashes aromatic bitters
• Orange zest
1. Add the ingredients
Combine all the ingredients in an ice-filled mixing glass and stir well.
2. Strain and serve
Serve neat in a cocktail glass.
Twist a piece of orange zest over the glass to release the aromatic oils.
Garnish with the orange zest and a brandied-cherry for the perfect Rob Roy.
*This cocktail contains 23.5 grams of alcohol
The fresh, spicy notes of Johnnie Walker Red Label are brought out by the aromatic bitters and orange zest of the Rob Roy.
If you like your cocktail on the smokier side, use Johnnie Walker Black Label in your Rob Roy.
Try using Johnnie Walker Blue Label in your Rob Roy to elevate the tropical, fruity notes of this exceptional whisky.