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Classic Scotch Cocktails-

Rob Roy

– First appearing in New York City around 1890, the Rob Roy is a cocktail similar to a Manhattan. The drink is named for the Scottish folk hero Robert Roy MacGregor. The Rob Roy is made with Scotch whisky, while the Manhattan is traditionally made with rye and today commonly made with bourbon or Canadian. Like the Manhattan, the Rob Roy can be made sweet, dry, or perfect. The standard Rob Roy is the sweet version, so there’s no need to specify a sweet Rob Roy when ordering.

50ml Blended or light single malt whisky

25ml Sweet Vermouth

2 dashes Angostura Bitters


Stir in a boston glass and strain into martini glass, garnish with a cherry


Rusty Nail

– The “Rusty Nail” is a very simple, after dinner cocktail, devised in the 1950s. It is traditionally a mixture of blended whisky, Drambuie, a twist of lemon and ice.

50ml Blended scotch

25ml Drambuie

Stir in Boston glass strain into a rocks or an old fashioned glass and garnish with a lemon twist.


Blood & Sand

– Created for the premier for Rudolph Valentino’s 1922 film ‘Blood & Sand’

25ml Blended Scotch

25ml Orange Juice

25ml Sweet Vermouth

25mlCherry Herring

Shake all ingredients and strain into martini glass, garnish with orange twist.


Morning Glory Fizz

– The earliest known reference of this cocktail dates back to 1895. It was created for medicinal purposes (to cure hangovers).

50ml Scotch

25ml Lemon Juice

15ml Gomme

2 dashes of Absinthe

20ml egg white

Dry shake all ingredients, then wet shake, strain into highball/Collins glass, soda top.


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  • Anonymous

    Just so you know, your rusty nail recipe is incorrect – you list single malt scotch in the ingredient section and then dictate a blended scotch in the recipe. As we know, it is a blended scotch that is used because adding Drambuie to a fine single malt is sacrilege. Love the team encouragement and leadership. Keep it up young man! Bitterella

    September 21, 2018
    • Anonymous

      Hey! This is fixed, an oversight on our part. Thank you for pointing it out 😊

      December 21, 2020
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