Robert Burns Cocktail Recipe

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Robert Burns Cocktail Recipe

One of the great classic cocktails from the golden age of adult beverages, the Robert Burns, is one of the most popular drinks of its day. In the 1700s, Robert Burns, a famous Scottish poet, is probably the drink’s most well-known representative. This book may actually have been named after a cigar salesman who was a regular at the bar in Crockett’s “The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book.” Rob Roy’s original combination of scotch and vermouth is transformed into a sophisticated cocktail with this drink. It enhances the drink’s taste by providing a contrasting flavor, but it is best to use just a dash of absinthe, as it can easily overpower it. A variant of absinthe called the Bobby Burns cocktail might be more your taste if absinthe is too much of a strong taste for you. The tradition for the people of Scotland to celebrate Burns Night on the 25th of January every year by commemorating the birthday of the eponymous poet. No matter if this was named after him or not, it’s a great choice for a cocktail that will cap off your evening.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Robert Burns Cocktail Recipe is 6 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Robert Burns Cocktail Recipe is 178 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Robert Burns Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Stirrer
  • Strainer


  • Cocktail Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 2 ounces Scotch whisky
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 dash absinthe

Steps to Make It

  • Collect the necessary ingredients.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and add the ingredients.
  • Stir everything together thoroughly.
  • Fill a chilled cocktail glass halfway with ice and strain into it.
  • Serve and have fun.

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