Rob Roy MacGregor (1670-1734) fought to protect the farmers’ way of life, earning the respect of this fellow Highlanders and a prison sentence for treason. He escaped (several times, actually) and lived the remainder of his life as an outlaw. The Rob Roy cocktail was created in 1894 to celebrate the opening of the Herald Square musical that paid homage to this Scottish folk hero. Courtesy of Dewar’s Scotch Whisky.
- 3 parts Dewar's White Label blended scotch whisky
- 2.5 parts Martini & Rossi rosso vermouth
- 2 dashes bitters
- 2 dashes simple syrup
- 1 cherry
Combine all, sans cherry, in ice filled shaker and once shaken, with vigor, strain into chilled martini glass and garnish with the aforementioned cherry.