The Bronx Cocktail

A little old school citrus glamour, the Bronx Cocktail. 

Like all good cocktails, The Bronx came about from a challenge. In this case, from a lunchtime customer propping up the bar at the Waldorf-Astoria. Spanish-American War vet and master bartender Jonnie Solan slung it together and it was an instant hit. 

This recipe, adapted from The 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, is essentially a martini, with orange juice. Its a punchy little number that, if the Bloody Mary and Bucks Fizz aren't quite cutting it, can cure all manner of hangovers.

You will need

  • 1 1/2 ounces Wheadon's Mandarin Lime & Hibiscus Gin
  • 1/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce fresh orange juice
  • Orange slice, to garnish
  • Boston Shaker
  • Martini Glass
  • Ice


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

Written by:

Mat Hailer