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Perfect Rob Roy

Perfect Rob Roy 1.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Spirits Oct 6, 2010

The Rob Roy is essentially a Manhattan made with Scotch instead of bourbon or rye. The Perfect Rob Roy combines both sweet and dry vermouth.

Instead of the usual Angostura bitters, this recipe uses the more herbal, spicier Peychaud's bitters. And although the maraschino cherry garnish is classic, try a twist of lemon.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces blended scotch
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • Twist of lemon peel, for garnish (may substitute maraschino cherry)


Fill a mixing glass halfway with ice. Add the Scotch, vermouths and bitters. Stir vigorously, then strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass.

Garnish with the twist of lemon (or a maraschino cherry, if you must).

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From Spirits columnist Jason Wilson.

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 190

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 4g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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