Remember the Dry Martini cocktail?? Well, today we are going to see a drink that resembles quite a bit to it, with a few variations and additions, of course. Named after one of the five boroughs of the New York City, the Bronx Cocktail is going to be our drink for the day and it is just great!
It is an easy drink to make and it is a popular one! In fact, the Bronx Cocktail has been declared as an Official Cocktail and it holds position number #3 among “The World’s 10 Most Famous Cocktails in 1934” following the Manhattan cocktail and preceding the Old Fashioned Whiskey cocktail.
Remember I mentioned earlier about how it is similar to the Dry Martini cocktail? The thing is that while the Dry Martini is made only with Gin and Dry Vermouth, the Bronx cocktail adds sweet Vermouth in the equation, along with orange juice and a matching garnish (orange zest). See? Told you it was easy!
Now, about its creation! The drink was created before the prohibition time in USA and there are two stories about who and how it was invented. One of them refers to a Bronx restaurateur, named Joseph S. Sormani as the inventor and the other one to a bartender, named Johnnie Solan or Solon. It is still unknown which one is the creator of the drink.
But how about we check on that cocktail recipe and see what that is all about without further delays?
- 30ml / 1 part Gin
- 15ml / 1/2 part Sweet Red Vermouth
- 10ml / 1/3 part Dry Vermouth
- 15ml / 1/2 part Orange Juice
- An orange twist / orange wheel (for the garnish)
Pour the all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for a bit and strain the mixture into a chilled Martini glass or a cocktail glass. You may even use a Coupe glass. Garnish your drink with the orange twist or wheel and your Bronx Cocktail is ready to serve!