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Old 11-18-2006, 04:46 PM   #1
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Wink It's almost Rob Roy Season!

When I was young, my father would always make a pitcher of manhattans for Thanksgiving. All the adults would have one, and I'd shadow them all, waiting for the right moment to jack the cherry.. When I got older, my father would let me have a small amount. Once I started cooking the dinner myself, I kept the tradition. The only change I made was to substitute Johnny Walker for whatever my dad had been using, making it a Rob Roy, instead.

Officially, Rob Roy season is from Thanksgiving to Easter. It doesn't matter the dates, it's all about the holiday. I've been positively jonesing for a Rob Roy for about three weeks now, especially since it's been cool of late.

5 days and counting........

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Old 11-18-2006, 05:08 PM   #2
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Me, too, VB. Thanksgiving begins Manhattan season--mine with bourbon, please!
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Old 11-18-2006, 06:02 PM   #3
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Can you call it a manhattan if it has bourbon? I thought it was only a manhattan if it had whiskey?


By the way, have you ever had a tequilla manhattan? Very very good!!!
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Technically, I don't know. Originally, the Manhattan was made with rye, but I've never had a problem ordering a Bourbon Manhattan--preferably Woodford Reserve, BTW. I think it's similar to having a "vodka martini." A Rob Roy is just a Scotch Manhattan, but happens to have it's own name. Should we name the Bourbon Manhattan?
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:11 AM   #6
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Technically, I don't know. Originally, the Manhattan was made with rye, but I've never had a problem ordering a Bourbon Manhattan--preferably Woodford Reserve, BTW. I think it's similar to having a "vodka martini." A Rob Roy is just a Scotch Manhattan, but happens to have it's own name. Should we name the Bourbon Manhattan?
How about calling it "A Gentleman's Derby"? Bourbon was originally made in Bourbon County, Kentucky...
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Call me a ding dong but I thought Mahattans were always made with Bourbon.


My dad drank Rob Roys.

I bought a bottle of Blanton's bourbon at the liquor store yesterday for $36 -- it was mismarked, at it should have been at least $60. Or it fell off the truck.

Will be sipping that straight up, but have the fixins for "A Gentleman's Derby" at home which might make a lovely pst Tgiving treat for me!
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OMG! I'd forgotten about Rob Roy's! Time to buy a bottle of Chivas! I used to love those!

Vera, what's the proportions? I need to refresh my memory as well as my liquor cabinet!
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OMG! I'd forgotten about Rob Roy's! Time to buy a bottle of Chivas! I used to love those!

Vera, what's the proportions? I need to refresh my memory as well as my liquor cabinet!
I always do three to one, the one being sweet vermouth. then Two dashes bitters and a cherry!
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I always do three to one, the one being sweet vermouth. then Two dashes bitters and a cherry!
Is it 3 parts scotch and l part vermouth, plus bitters and cherry? don't want to get the portions wrong. do you use Chivas Regal? That stuff really cost lot. If it is good than one doesn;t feel as bad buying something that price.
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