The Bronx Cocktail

I was reading (for the second time) A Classic Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "This Side of Paradise." The protagonist, Amory Blaine, on one of his benders went into a bar and ordered a Bronx. Of course having the inquiring mind that I do I had to find out if this was a real cocktail and if it were how to make one.

I really should have not been surprised considering the time period of this novel that this cocktail contained Gin. I have to say I was really surprised how good this was and I will be making them again.  For the Gin I chose Hayman's Old Tom Gin as it is a little sweeter.

The Bronx

1 1/2 ounces gin
1/4 ounce dry vermouth
1/4 ounce sweet vermouth
3/4 ounce orange juice
Orange slice, to garnish
Shake the gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth and orange juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with the orange slice and serve.

The Professor


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