Not as famous as its “other borough” cousin, the Manhattan, the Bronx is a fruitier, lighter alternative to the rough-and-tumbler whiskey-based cocktail. However one sip and you may find yourself visiting the Bronx a little more often!
Two kinds of vermouth are used in this classic cocktail, sweet (red) vermouth and dry (French) vermouth, along with some orange juice, to back up the gin. You can swap out a little lemon juice for some of the orange juice is you want to give it a little more tang.
I served mine recently with gougères, classic French cheese puffs. They go with any and all drinks, French or otherwise.
- 2 ounces gin
- 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
- 3/4 ounce dry vermouth
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice, or 3/4 ounce orange juice and 1/4 ounce lemon juice
- dash orange bitters
- Add the gin, sweet and dry vermouth, orange juice (or orange and lemon juice), and orange bitters, to a cocktail shaker. Fill the shakers two-thirds full with ice, cover and shake vigorously until well-chilled, about 15 seconds.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled coupe glass.