How to Make Scotch Cocktails - Rob Roy and Balvenie Mash

Scotch can be a tough cookie when it comes to incorporating it into cocktails. More and more though, bartenders are creating cocktails that go way beyond classics like the Rob Roy. Here, mixologist Charlotte Voisey shows us how to make the Rob Roy as well as a modern Scotch cocktail, the Balvenie Smash.


Rob roy
Single malt scotch whisky 2 Ounce (Glenfidich 15)
Italian sweet vermouth 1 Ounce
Angostura bitters 2 Dash
Cherry 1
Ice cubes 6
Balvenie mash
Single malt whisky 2 Ounce (Balvenie 12)
Fresh lemon juice 3/4 Ounce
Simple syrup 3/4 Ounce
Mint leaves 10 (reserve few for garnishing)
Ice cubes 10 (reserve 4 for serving)


Rob Roy


1. In a mixing glass, measure and pour the scotch whisky, add vermouth and drizzle with dashes of angostura bitters. Put in the ice cubes and give a stir.


2. Strain into a cocktail glass, put the cherry in and serve.

Balvenie Mash


1. In a mixing glass, measure and pour single malt whisky, lemon juice and simple syrup. Drizzle with dashes of angostura bitters. Put in the mint leaves, ice cubes, cover with a shaker and give a nice shake.

2. In a serving glass, place ice cubes and strain the prepared cocktail.


3. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 384Calories from Fat

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 15 mg0.63%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 20 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet