The man has a point. I have yet to feature a three-ingredient scotch cocktail on here, and that doesn’t seem right. So, in an effort to rectify this grievance — and make my father proud — we’re going to be making a Rob Roy, which is basically just a Manhattan, but made with smoky, blended scotch. To make this classic, dad-approved drink, you will need:
- 60mL of blended scotch, such as Bank Note or Famous Grouse
- 30mL sweet vermouth
- 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters
Add everything to a stirring glass filled with ice (a pint glass will work just fine) and stir until chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and sip while wearing tweed or reading a leather-bound book. If you must garnish, skip the cherry and go for a strip of orange zest, making sure to express the oil over the beverage before throwing it in.