Bobby Burns

One of the best-known scotch cocktails is the Rob Roy, made with blended scotch, sweet vermouth, and bitters. This variation, named for the famous Scottish poet whose birthday is a national holiday in Scotland, uses Benedictine liqueur to add a warming, holiday spiciness to the drink. (Recipe reprinted with permission from 3-Ingredient Cocktails.)

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz. blended scotch
  • ¾ oz. sweet vermouth
  • ½ oz. Benedictine
  • Garnish: lemon twist

DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Express lemon twist over the drink, then drop into the glass.

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