The Bronx cocktail is one of the cocktail world's classic offerings that is also very simple to make. You just need four ingredients and a cocktail shaker to whip up a delicious gin-based drink for any occasion.
Add gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth and orange juice.
Cap shaker and shake at for 20 seconds.
Divide and strain the liquid between the two martini glasses.
Twist the orange rinds and place them either in the cocktail or on the side of the glasses. Add the flesh of the two orange wheels in the two glasses.
The Bronx cocktail is usually served in a classic martini glass but I also enjoy serving it in a coupe glass (see photos below), which is better known for serving martinis and champagne.
Buy the best gin you can afford, but if you're on a budget, Bombay Sapphire is a solid brand to use.
I usually use a channeling knife to create my garnish twists. (See below how to do that.) But since I wanted a thicker twist than usual for this cocktail, I decided to cut it differently. Here's how: cut an orange in half and slice away a couple of orange wheels. Cut out the flesh from each wheel and set aside to float later in the finished cocktail. Make a cut in each of the remaining rind wheels in order to break the circle so you can twist them into spirals.