Hardly surprising, several classic cocktails have been named after this classic marque. This version was created by author H.E.Bates in his popular novel, 'The Darling Buds of May'.
4-6 cracked ice cubes
Dash of orange bitters
2 measures DRY VERMOUTH
1 measure DRY GIN
1 measure Scotch whiskey
(1) Put the cracked ice cubes into a mixing glass. Dash the bitters over the ice
(2) Pour the vermouth, gin whisky over the ice and stir to mix. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Rolls Royce [second version]: Put 4-6 ice cubes into a mixing glass. Pour 3 measures gin, 1 measure SWEET VERMOUTH, 1/4 teaspoon BENEDICTINE over the ice. Stir well to mix then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
American Rolls Royce: Put 4-6 ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour 2 measures brandy, 2 measures orange juice and 1 measure trible sec over the ice. Shake until a frost forms. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Bentley: Put 4-6 ice cubes into a mixing glass. Pour 2 measures Calvados and 1 measure red Dubonnet over the ice. Stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and decorate with a twist of lemon peel.
Golden Cadillac: 4-6 ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour 1 measure triple sec, 1 measure Galliano and 1 measure single cream over the ice. Shake vigorously until a frost forms. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
Did you know?
Writer & cocktails seem to have an affinity
H.E. Bates invented other besides the
Rolls Royce; Raymond Chandler wrote
fondly of Gimlet; Scott Fitzgerald
evoked the glamour of cocktail
society in 'The Great Gatsby'.
Even Lord Byron said his inspiration
stemmed from gin and water