The Bronx Cocktail

The Bronx cocktail was invented around 1900 in Philadelphia. The bartender came up with the name after visiting the Bronx Zoo, several days previously.

It has been suggested that the cocktail’s popularity was due to Joseph Sormari, he was a Bronx restaurateur who discovered the cocktail in 1905 in the Quaker City.

In its day, the Bronx cocktail was a rival to the Manhattan, however nowadays the Bronx’s popularity has some what faded compared to the 1900s.

The Recipe

This recipe serves 1

  • 1 measure gin
  • 1 measure dry vermouth
  • 1 measure sweet vermouth
  • 2 measures orange juice

Add all the ingredients plus some ice into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


  • To make a Silver Bronx add 1 egg white to the ingredients of a Bronx when mixing.
  • To make a Golden Bronx substitute an egg yolk for the egg white.
  • To make a dry or a sweet Bronx, vary the measures of dry and sweet vermouth to determine your acquired taste

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