How to prepare the Rob Roy cocktail recipe:
For the classic Rob Roy recipe pour the whiskey, the sweet vermouth and the Angostura bitters into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir and strain your Rob Roy mixed drink into a cocktail glass. Decorate with a Maraschino cherry.
Rob Roy was called "the Scottish Robin Hood" and he lived in the 18th century. Roy means "red" in Gaelic and refers to his ginger hair. In 1995 the movie "Rob Roy" was released featuring Liam Neeson as the infamous Scottish outlaw who became a folk hero. As the exact date of birth of Rob Roy isn't known, The Rob Roy drink is our cocktail of the day for March 7 when in 1671 Rob Roy was baptised.