Tuesday, 20 July 2010

The Rob Roy and of the Haggis

Here is a short excerpt from Book II about the Rob Roy cocktail:

"Rob Roy -
This is a variation on a Manhattan, which is made with Scotch whisky and named after the Scottish folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734). Adding Drambuie to a Rob Roy makes it into a Robbie Burns (1759-1796), named after the celebrated Scottish poet, author of many poems including Auld Lang Syne, whose birthday is still marked with celebration on 25th January ('Burns' Night'). At the supper, a large sheep sausage (traditionally cooked in a sheep's stomach), called a haggis, is piped to the table and 'addressed' in a poem called Address to a Haggis. Scotch whisky is the usual accompaniment!"

As a footnotoe, neeps (turnips) and tatties (mashed potatoes), are both traditionally served on the plate .

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