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The Bronx Cocktail is essentially a martini with orange juice. It is one of five cocktails that were named for areas of New York,  along with other drinks such as the Manhattan Cocktail.

The Bronx Cocktail
The Bronx Cocktail

History of the Bronx Cocktail

The Bronx Cocktail is an excellent drink that, back in the 30’s, was ranked one of the top 3 most famous cocktails in the world after the martini and the Manhattan. This beautiful cocktail was named after one of New York City’s five neighborhoods, all of whom have cocktails named after them.

Today, it’s not as popular given all the “new-fangled” cocktail creations out there but it’s still a great go to classic. There are numerous drinks that come close to it with regards to ingredients such as it’s sister cocktail, The Queens, which is essentially the same drink but with Pineapple Juice instead of Orange. Another similar drink is the Orange Blossom which is simply exclude the dry vermouth.

I’ve always loved classic cocktails, for two reasons: 1) They don’t skimp on the quantities of spirits and 2) They are simple but delicious. As much as complex cocktails are beautiful and certainly taste good, they aren’t realistic goals for a home bartender who wants to be able to put together something delicious with the ingredients at hand. I don’t stock oddball ingredients like Elder-flower Liqueur so for me, I prefer to stick to the classics.

They also photograph themselves.

The Bronx Cocktail

Ingredients in a Bronx Cocktail

  • 2 oz. Gin
  • 1/4 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1/4 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz. orange juice

How to Make a Bronx Cocktail

  • Shake in a Boston Shaker with ice and pour into a martini glass.
  • Garnish with gooseberry if you want it to look as stunning as mine

I’m guessing by now you want to get on with the drink making so don’t let me hold you back! The recipe is below, I hope you like it and do leave a comment / rate this recipe if you have the time.

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Happy cocktailing! You can also try these great cocktails:

Alabama Slammer Cocktail Recipe

Bluebird Cocktail Recipe

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The Bronx Cocktail

The Bronx Cocktail is an excellent drink that, back in the 30’s, was ranked one of the top 3 most famous cocktails in the world after the martini and the Manhattan.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Course
Cocktail
Cuisine
American
Calories
155
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Gin
  • 1/4 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1/4 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz. orange juice

Instructions

  1. Shake in a Boston Shaker with ice and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with gooseberry if you want it to look as stunning as mine 😉

Nutrition Information

Calories: 155kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Potassium: 56mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 55IU, Vitamin C: 14.2mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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