The Rob Roy is a cocktail created in New York City in 1894 by a bartender at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. The drink was named in honour of the premiere of Rob Roy, an operetta by Reginald De Koven. Made with Scotch Whisky the Rob Roy can be made sweet, dry, or perfect. The standard Rob Roy is the sweet version, made with sweet vermouth, ‘dry’ is made with dry vermouth and a ‘perfect’ is made with equal parts sweet and dry vermouth.
A sweet Rob Roy Cocktail…..
A slight variation on the “Japanese Cocktail”, try them both and see which one you prefer.
“Chin Chin” is used to express good wishes before drinking and comes before the obligatory meeting of glasses. The Chin Chin cocktail is a fine mix of flavours with a sweet and floral scent derived from the honey.