Created by Johnnie Solan, a legendary pre-Prohibition bartender at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria, the Bronx is a drink that has fallen out of favor since its heyday. The drink is a loose cross between an orange Gin Sour and a Perfect Martini, and not particularly in line with the poppy sours or strong, dry cocktail formulas of today. Rather, the Bronx is a formula from another time. With that in mind, we cut the orange juice (which tends to lie flat in many cocktails) with lemon juice.
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1/2 ounce Dolin blanc
- 3/4 ounce orange juice, fresh
- 1/4 ounce lemon juice
Garnish: orange peel
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice and shake until chilled.
- Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
- Garnish with an orange peel.