Adventures in Mixology: The Bronx

Back in the olden days, there was a cocktail for every bourough of New York. Okay, there wasn’t one for Queens…or Staten Island, but I don’t think they cared. The Brooklyn has been lost and we all know the Mahattan, but what about the Bronx? Well, one afternoon Johnnie Solon, the Waldorf-Astoria’s chief bartender, was challenged by a patron to create a new cocktail on the spot. It was a hit and Solon gave it the name Bronx after his visit to the Bronx Zoo a few days prior.

The Bronx:

  • 2 ounces London dry gin
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dry vermouth
  • Shake the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and the strain into a cocktail glass.

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    About Michael Darling
    Collector of the interesting and absurd.

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