Pre-Chill Your Cocktail Glass - Rob Roy Cocktail

Have you ever gone to a bar, ordered a drink, and once you picked it up, the glass felt warm? Fine restaurants will typically pre-heat your plates before the meal you ordered is added to them. It only makes sense; if the plates were cold, then it would quickly suck the heat out of any food that was put onto it. It’s called Thermal Transfer. If Thermal Transfer can turn hot food cold, then it only makes sense that it can also turn cold drinks warm as well.

It takes very little effort to pre-chill your glass. The best bars will have specialized glass chillers so that their glassware starts its journey as cold as possible. Even if a glass chiller is more than you can muster, it is easy enough to simply add some ice and a little water to your cocktail glasses before you start mixing up the drink.

- Robert Hess


2 oz Blended Scotch Whisky

3/4 oz sweet vermouth

Dash The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters


Stir ingredients with ice.

Strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with a lemon peel.


blair frodelius 12 Feb 2015
3:07 pm

It also helps to keep your vermouth chilled.  It will stay fresher and will prevent watering down the cocktail.

Blair Frodelius

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