According to the 1931 book Old Waldorf Days, the Bronx Cocktail was created around 1900 by a teetotaling bartender named Johnnie Solon who worked at the Men’s Bar at the Waldorf-Astoria in, yes, Manhattan. You can still order this refreshing citrusy martini at the historic, mahogany-paneled Bull and Bear Bar.
Adapted from Imbibe, who adapted it from The Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930.
- 2 Ounces gin
- 1/2 Ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 Ounce fresh orange juice
- Ice cubes
- Orange slice for garnish
- 1/2 Ounce dry vermouth
Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake, strain into a chilled glass, and garnish.