This recipe first appeared with a story on Hudson Valley cocktails: Mixing Drinks with Local Lore.
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
- Gather all ingredients over cracked ice in a shaker and shake. Serve in a chilled coupe, garnish with an orange peel and serve.