Bronx #1 (Original)

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fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
¾ fl oz Noilly Prat Extra Dry Vermouth
¾ fl oz Martini Rosso sweet vermouth
1 fl oz Freshly squeezed orange juice
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How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

Garnish:

Orange zest twist (discarded) & Luxardo Maraschino cherry

Comment:

A serious, dry, complex cocktail. Less bitter than many of its era, but still challenging to more tender modern palates.

Variant:

1/ Bloody Bronx - made with the juice of a blood orange. 2/ Golden Bronx - with the addition of an egg yolk. 3/ Silver Bronx - with the addition of egg white. 4/ Income Tax Cocktail - with two dashes Angostura bitters. Also see the Abbey Martini and Satan’s Whiskers.

Origin:

One of the classic cocktails named after one of New York’s five boroughs, probably more directly after the then newly opened Bronx Zoo. The Bronx cocktail is thought to have been created in 1906 or slightly earlier and is reputedly “the first cocktail to use fruit juice” other than citrus. Thanks to a testimony in A.S, Crocket's 1935 The Old Waldorf-Astoria book, its creation is widely attributed to Johnny Solon, a bartender at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. However, two other sources, from 1934 and 1947, reference a Bronx restauranteur by the name of by Joseph Sormani.

Nutrition:

154 Calories

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