Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today we’re making a sophisticated drink featuring scotchy scotch scotch: the Rob Roy.
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I was talking to my father on the phone yesterday when he mentioned that he had been reading this column and had found a gap in coverage. “You haven’t done any scotch cocktails,” he said, only slightly disappointed in me.
The man has a point. I have yet to feature a 3-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:
- 2 ounces of blended scotch, such as Bank Note or Famous Grouse
- 1 ounce 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 leatherbound 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.