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Day 210, Cocktails 202 & 203

As I was writing my blog post last night I decided to enjoy a cocktail that would be the feature for today’s post.  Being adventurous, I hit CocktailDB and use the random drink feature.  It’s kinda’ like eating from a box of chocolates…you just never know what you might get.

What I got was a variant on the Rob Roy cocktail.  I’ll delve into that classic in tomorrow’s post.  This post is about the Dry Rob Roy.  The first one I tried was 1-3/4 oz scotch (I used Cutty Sark) and 3/4 oz of dry vermouth, garnished with an olive.  While I did manage to drink it all, boy, it wasn’t the most pleasant of experiences.  I couldn’t tell if it was the olive or just the mix of scotch and vermouth, but it had an odd, almost medicinal aftertaste.  I love scotch and like dry vermouth with my gin, but this baby just wasn’t working for me.

However, being the intrepid soul that I am, I decided I could make something of this cocktail.  So, I tried again using the same proportions of scotch and vermouth, added a dash of Agnosturo bitters and swapped a lemon twist for the olive.  And?  It really wasn’t any better.  Thus, for one of the few days of my quest I came up goose eggs with not one, but two cocktails that I just can’t recommend.  Live and learn!