12. Rob Roy
The Rob Roy is a specific type of Manhattan, distinguished by its exclusive use of Scotch whisky. The name of drink in inspired by an opera that was based on the Scottish hero Rob Roy. Like other Manhattans, the Rob Roy also uses sweet vermouth and bitters. Just like a normal Manhattan, the Rob Roy can be made in a number of variations, including dry, which uses dry vermouth.
The kamikaze is served both as a drink and as a shot. The drink makes use of vodka, triple sec and lime juice. The IBA version of the drink specifies equal measures of each of these three components, but many variations do exist, both in terms of the proportion of the ingredients and in the specific ingredients. For example, the blue version is made either by adding in a drop of blue food coloring, or by using blue curacao instead of the triple sec.
10. Hemingway Daiquiri
The greyhound is a fairly simple drink – just the combination of grapefruit juice and gin, although vodka is sometimes used instead of gin. Because of the composition of the drink, the greyhound tends to taste strongly of grapefruit, especially if vodka is used instead of gin. This can make the drink especially unappealing for anyone who doesn’t particularly like the taste of grapefruit. This is a great cocktail for the morning as well.