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Bronx Bomber

Sarai wanted something with gin the other evening. We’ve made a number of gin drinks lately but wanted to try something new this time.

Bronx Bomber

* 1 1/2 ounces gin
* 1/4 ounce Italian sweet vermouth
* 1/4 ounce French dry vermouth
* 1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
* 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
* 1/2 ounce simple syrup
* Orange twist for garnish

Combine all liquid ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake until cold, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

The Bronx Bomber is a variation of the Bronx Cocktail, created by Johnnie Salon and which appeared in the Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, 1935. The main differences here are that this version adds the lemon juice, which does not appear in the original recipe, and then balances it with the simple syrup. This recipe omits the optional dash of Angostura bitters. As a big fan of gin and lemon, this one is a winner.

Recipe from The Art of the Bar.

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tried this about a yr ago and liked it. id rather make it myself though instead of a bum bartender at fridays.

Kenn |

Fridays? Well there’s your problem.

I’ve learned the hard way that when in an unfamiliar or untrusted bar, err on the side of caution. I’m content to stick to a Bourbon on the rocks if I so much as suspect that the bartender is going to put club soda in my Old Fashioned.



Didn’t have orange juice so I substituted grapefruit juice, and used St Germain instead of simple syrup…so probably not a Bronx Bomber any longer, but an interesting drink nonetheless!