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Roy Rob Cocktail Recipe

Roy Rob Cocktail Recipe

Looking for a delicious whiskey cocktail? You've come to the right place. We're mixing up a delicious Roy Rob with a blend of scotch, vermouth, and bitters.

What's a Roy Rob?

If you’re a fan of the classic Manhattan, then you’ll love a Roy Rob. The Roy Rob is very similar to the popular Manhattan cocktail, but with one notable difference. The Roy Rob calls for scotch instead of American whiskey. This small swap makes a notable difference in the taste of the cocktail.

The Roy Rob made its first appearance around 1894 at the Waldorf Astoria’s original location on Fifth Ave. The drink gets its name from an operetta at the time named ‘Roy Rob.’

Roy Rob Drink Ingredients

To make a Roy Rob, let's gather the following:

Scotch: Do yourself a favor and get a good quality scotch. This will make all the difference in the taste of the drink.

Vermouth: You can use more or less vermouth based on your desired sweetness preference.

Bitters: You'll only a few dashes but it plays a big role.

Brandied Cherry: This drink wouldn't be the same without a brandied cherry garnish.

Roy Rob Cocktail Recipe

How do you make a Roy Rob? 

Now that we've gathered all the ingredients, let's get to the fun part! Making this drink is so simple and takes less than five minutes.


  • 2 ounces scotch
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 3 dashes biters
  • 1 brandied cherry


  1. Pour the sweet vermouth, bitters, and scotch into a mixing glass with ice. Stir until it becomes chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with the cherry. 
  3. Enjoy! 


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