ROB ROY
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For all its allure, Scotch is a spirit most of us acquire a taste for rather than liking right out of the gate. The Rob Roy cocktail -- essentially a Scotch Manhattan -- shows us the way, softening Scotch’s smoky intensity with sweet vermouth and bitters. And just like the Manhattan, you can adjust the sweet balance of this cocktail to suit your taste: a Dry Rob Roy uses dry vermouth instead of sweet, and a Perfect Rob Roy calls for ½ dry and ½ sweet vermouth. While we usually use blended Scotch in this recipe, don’t be afraid to explore different regions and styles when selecting your Scotch.
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lemon twist
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Preparation
1.
Chill martini glass.
2.
Prep lemon twist.
3.
Measure and pour Scotch, sweet vermouth, and bitters into mixing glass.
4.
Add plenty of ice and stir 50 times. Strain into martini glass.
5.
Express twist over cocktail and serve.
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