Prohibition Era cocktails: Learn how to make the classic "Bronx Cocktail."
The man who invented the Bronx cocktail was Johnnie Solon who was a pre-Prohibition bartender at the popular Manhattan hotel. He was said to be one of the best mixers behind the bar counter for most of the hotel's history. He is said to have named the Bronx Cocktail after the Bronx Zoo, where he said he saw drunks hallucinate about wild animals.
This cocktail is really just a perfect martini with the addition of the orange juice. The Bronx is also a close relative of the Queens cocktail, that uses pineapple juice.
Today it is listed as a "Official Cocktail" by the International Bartender Association.
- 6 parts Gin
- 3 parts Sweet RedVermouth
- 2 parts Dry Vermouth
- 3 parts Orange juice
Pour all of the listed ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
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Be sure to check out the other free article and recipes about cocktails of the Prohibition-Era and the roaring 20's. Learn about popular cocktails in the speakeasies and juke joints. A great classic gin recipe to try.