Cocktail Recipe: The Bronx(ville)


This recipe first appeared with a story on Hudson Valley cocktails: Mixing Drinks with Local Lore.

The Bronx(ville)

The Bronx(ville)

We’ve modified the classic Bronx, which originated at the Waldorf-Astoria and, according to David Wondrich, was devised by Johnnie Solon, a veteran of the Spanish-American War. It’s essentially a perfect Martini with orange juice and was inspired by a visit Solon paid to the Bronx Zoo on a warm day. Our version isn’t perfect — we dropped the dry vermouth and upped the sweet vermouth a bit. Adapted from Wondrich. Serves 2.


  • 4 ounces London Dry Gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces Carpano Antica
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice


  1. Gather all ingredients over cracked ice in a shaker and shake. Serve in a chilled coupe, garnish with an orange peel and serve.





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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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