If you feel “meh” about the traditional Manhattan, maybe you should give the Rob Roy a try. This classic cocktail is almost identical to the more famous Manhattan, except for one detail: there’s no rye whiskey. Instead of rye, you’re going to need a bottle of scotch for this pre-Prohibition cocktail.

Of course, we’re also going to add a little bit of high-quality CBD oil to the mix. Just keep in mind this recipe calls for our natural-flavored CBD oil. Since a Rob Roy doesn’t traditionally have a lemon garnish, we feel our citrus-flavored CBD oil wouldn’t give you the authentic experience.

Since scotch is the predominant flavor in a Rob Roy, be prepared to shell a little extra money for a superior experience. The smoky flavors of your scotch will shine through this drink, so be sure to take your time researching the best brands in the industry.

Although choosing an ideal scotch will depend on your taste preferences, many bartenders claim The Famous Grouse is an excellent choice if you want a slightly fruity Rob Roy. You could also look into single malt scotches if you want a more intense experience. Whatever you choose, please remember the scotch flavors will be front and center in this classy cocktail.

CBD Rob Roy Recipe


  • 2 oz blended scotch
  • ¾ oz sweet vermouth
  • 3 dashes angostura bitters
  • ½ dropperful Tribe CBD oil (original)
  • Luxardo cherry


  • Add three dashes of angostura bitters to a stirring glass
  • Pour scotch, sweet vermouth, and Tribe CBD oil into the glass
  • Add one large ice cube and stir until well-chilled
  • Strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass
  • Garnish with a Luxardo cherry

If you prefer dry cocktails, there is an easy way to fix the above recipe. Just swap the sweet vermouth for dry vermouth and ditch the cherry for an olive garnish. Voilà: now you have a dry Rob Roy on your hands!

For those who can’t decide which version of the Rob Roy they’d prefer, why not add half dry and half sweet vermouth? If you’re using this recipe, it’s recommended you garnish with a lemon twist. Or, if you’d prefer, consider adding a spritz of Tribe CBD’s citrus-flavored CBD oil to this drink. Since there’s a lemon garnish anyway, the citrus notes will expertly complement this Rob Roy variation.

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As we’ve mentioned a few times, Tribe CBD now offers natural and citrus-flavored CBD oils. To help everyone get the CBD they need, we also provide three different CBD oil potencies: 250mg, 500mg, 1,000mg. So, no matter how much CBD you need per day, you should find the perfect strength on our site.

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