Must Mix: Surfer Rob Roy

2018-10-30T13:51:56+00:00

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Miguel Lancha portrait

Miguel Lancha

Photo by Rey Lopez

“The Surfer Rob Roy is a tropical take on the classic Rob Roy cocktail, which is a Manhattan with Scotch whisky. To give it its unique tropical flair, we Sous-Vide the whiskey along with ripe plantains, coconut and spices, which bring out flavors of the Caribbean.”
– Miguel Lancha, Cocktail Innovator at ThinkFoodGroup

Surfer Rob Roy cocktail with toothipick garnish

Surfer Rob Roy

Photo by Rey Lopez

Surfer Rob Roy

Created by Miguel Lancha. Courtesy of Bazaar South Beach by José Andrés

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Tropical Scotch Batch #1*
  • 1/2 oz. Monkey Shoulder Scotch Blend Whisky
  • 1 oz. Vya Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 tsp. Valdespino Amontillado Sherry
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Amarena Cherry (for Garnish)

Preparation: Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with cubed ice until proper dilution and temperature are reached, then strain into a chilled coupe glass, rinsed with Vya dry vermouth, and add the amarena cherry garnish.

*Tropical Scotch Batch #1

We combine these ingredients sealed and cook then in a Sous-Vide circulator, then superfine-strain it: Glenlivet Founders Reserve Scotch Single Malt whisky, Monkey Shoulder Scotch Blend whisky, coconut flakes, ripe plantains, sugar, water, vanilla bean, cinnamon stick, Kosher salt.

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