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The orange cocktail in a coupe glass with an orange rind as garnish - square

Old Time Classic Bronx Cocktail

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.
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Cocktails
Keyword bronx, bronx cocktail, gin cocktail recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Cocktails
Calories 166kcal


  • 4 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 ounce orange juice


  • 2 orange rind twists
  • 2 orange wheels


  • Fill a cocktail shaker ½ way full with ice.
  • 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.
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


Helpful tips
  • 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.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Potassium: 56mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 14.2mg