Rob Roy

Rob Roy (1890-1900)

Rob Roy is a variation of Manhattan; instead of bourbon or rye, use scotch whisky.

I came across two stories about this drink. The first one is that it was served first in 1894 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, and the second one is that it was served three years later, in 1897, at the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York.

Yield: 1

Rob Roy

Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 2 oz scotch whisky
  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters


  1. Pour all the ingredients into an ice-filled mixing glass.
  2. Stir it and strain it into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

Feature image “Rob Roy Cocktail” by TheCulinaryGeek is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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