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Bronx
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4.45 / 5
The Bronx cocktail is a classic drink that originated in the early 1900s in New York City's Bronx neighborhood. This cocktail is a variation of the popular martini, adding a ... more The Bronx cocktail is a classic drink that originated in the early 1900s in New York City's Bronx neighborhood. This cocktail is a variation of the popular martini, adding a touch of sweetness and tanginess with the addition of orange juice. The combination of gin, red vermouth, and white vermouth creates a smooth and well-balanced flavor profile, with the gin providing a strong botanical taste and the vermouths adding a hint of herbal and fruity notes. The Bronx is a refreshing and easy-to-drink cocktail, perfect for a summer day or a festive celebration. Its vibrant orange hue and citrusy flavor make it a crowd-pleaser and a go-to choice for many cocktail enthusiasts.
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Gin
Garnish
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Orange
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22.86% | 1.6 units *
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Classic
Shaken

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Bronx cocktail is a delightful homage to its namesake borough, blending the botanical punch of gin with the sweet, herbal notes of red and white vermouth, all brightened by a splash of fresh orange juice. This concoction strikes a harmonious balance, offering a refreshing zestiness that makes it ideal for both festive occasions and as a revitalizing summer sipper.

Method
How to make a Bronx

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with an orange peel twist and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history behind the Bronx cocktail?

The Bronx cocktail is named after the Bronx borough in New York City. It is believed to have been created by Johnnie Solon, a bartender at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, in the early 20th century. The story goes that Solon concocted the drink in response to a challenge to create something new, and its popularity soared after being featured prominently at the hotel.

FAQ

How does the Bronx cocktail differ from a Martini?

The Bronx cocktail is often considered a variation of the Martini. The primary difference is the inclusion of orange juice in the Bronx, which adds a fruity sweetness not found in a traditional Martini. Additionally, the Bronx includes both red and white vermouth, whereas a Martini typically features either dry or sweet vermouth, but not both.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Bronx?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of the Bronx by substituting the gin with a non-alcoholic spirit or seedlip and using non-alcoholic red and white vermouth alternatives. Maintain the same proportions to keep the flavor profile as close to the original as possible.

FAQ

What kind of orange juice is best for making a Bronx cocktail?

For the best taste, fresh-squeezed orange juice is recommended for making a Bronx cocktail. The freshness adds a vibrant, tangy flavor that complements the gin and vermouth well. Pre-packaged orange juice can be used in a pinch, but the fresher, the better.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

Is the Bronx cocktail suitable for all occasions?

The Bronx cocktail, with its elegant appearance and refreshing taste, is suitable for a wide range of occasions. Its fruity and slightly sweet profile makes it a great choice for brunches, dinner parties, or as a sophisticated pre-dinner (aperitif) drink. However, the choice of cocktail always depends on personal preference and the specific event atmosphere.

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