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Cocktails: Bronx


A pre-Prohibition cocktail and one of the 5 cocktails named after the boroughs of New York City - it's essentially a simple variation on a perfect martini, made with orange juice. 

It is generally accepted that the drink was created by Johnnie Solon at the Waldorf Astoria and named after the newly opened Bronx Zoo. Solon had recently visited the zoo and was astounded by the weird and wonderful new animals he'd seen. Solon didn't drink himself, but his customers had told him about the strange animals they saw after too many mixed drinks, and he thought of this when coming to name the drink. 


  • 45ml Gin
  • 22.5ml Dry Vermouth
  • 22.5ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 30ml Fresh orange juice
  • Maraschino Cherry to garnish


How To

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Fine strain into a chilled Martini glass and add cherry to garnish.