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