Bronx Cocktail

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bronx-cocktail-111• 3 ounce Premium Gin
• ½ ounce Dry Vermouth
• ½ ounce Sweet Vermouth
• 1 ounce Fresh Orange Juice
• ¾ ounce Simple Syrup
• Shake and Pour into Chilled Cocktail Glass
• Garnish with a Wedge of Orange

The Bronx Cocktail is essentially a Perfect Martini with orange juice added. It was ranked number three in “The World’s 10 Most Famous Cocktails in 1934”. An old school classic, it was the third most popular cocktail in 1934, after the martini and the Manhattan. Today, it remains a popular choice in some markets, and is designated as an Official Cocktail by the International Bartender Association. Like the Manhattan, the Bronx is one of five cocktails named for one of New York City’s five boroughs, but is perhaps most closely related to the Queens, which substitutes pineapple for the Bronx’s orange. Two gentlemen of the era are separately credited as this drinks originators. Joe Sormani, from Philly and Johnnie Solon of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Whoever was the true author, this drink has fallen into obscurity, but isn’t out of the game completely. Gin, Dry Vermouth, Sweet Vermouth and Orange Juice, makes this a tasty drink.

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