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Bronx Cocktail

Bronx Cocktail Recipe

 

Bronx Cocktail Recipe

Bronx Cocktail

2 ounces Gin
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
1 ounce fresh orange juice

Combine these ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
and strain into a cocktail glass.

How to use a cocktail shaker-video

The Bronx Cocktail is a gin-based drink that combines both sweet and dry vermouth and is enlivened by a splash of orange juice. In the 1930s, such a demand for the Bronx Cocktail existed at New York’s Brass Rail in the Waldorf that the bar, under the tutelage of Johnny Solon, went through cases of oranges a day. The cocktail is named not for the much-maligned New York City borough but for the Bronx Zoo. One story has it that Solon visited the zoo and saw many strange beasts. Thinking that a number of his customers also saw bizarre beasties after too many drinks, he christened this cocktail the Bronx.