The Bronx Cocktail

We all know the Manhattan Cocktail but how many of you remember the lesser known Borough toddy called the Bronx. The drink dates back to the early 1900’s and claims of its origin range from the Waldorf-Astoria to a number of more modest, downtown venues. The drink went gangbusters pre-prohibition, but has faded out over the years.  It is a simple concoction but has a nice spicy edge. There are a number of recipes with varied proportions. The one I offer you is a relatively strong version and probably reasonably accurate to the original cocktail. If you like it milder, just increase the proportion of orange juice.

The Bronx

In a Shaker Glass Filled with Ice Add:

  • 1 ½ Ounces Plymouth or Old Tom Gin
  • 1 ½ Ounces Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 ½ Ounce Dry Vermouth
  • ½ Ounce Orange Juice
  • 2 Dashes Orange Bitters

Shake Vigorously and Strain Into a Chilled Martini Saucer

Garnish with an Orange Twist