Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Here's to the Bronx

Now, onto some seriously hard-hitting news:

Did you know there was a "Bronx" cocktail? And it sounds delishhhhh. Apparently it was big back in the early 1900's and was a fave of Prez Taft. It was even referred to as the "cosmopolitan of its day."

Thank you Michael Taylor over at for bringing us this groundbreaking news. Click here to check out his report.

Can't wait till the clock strikes 10am and it's socially acceptable to have a cocktail! I mean, 5pm, of course, yes 5pm.


  • Ice
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • Dash orange bitters
  • Twist of orange peel, for garnish


Fill a cocktail shaker two-thirds full with ice. Add the gin, orange juice, sweet and dry vermouths and the bitters. Shake well, then strain into a cocktail (martini) glass. Garnish with the twist of orange peel.

Recipe Source:

From Philip Greene at the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans.

*Image courtesy of Dayna Smith for The Washington Post*


1 comment:

Sarah said...

As our grandmother used to say and our mothers still do say -- "It's 5 o'clock somewhere!"