Friday, January 23, 2015
Happy Hour: The Bronx
I've been to New York a couple of times, but haven't ventured outside of the very touristy areas of Manhattan. So basically, I have no idea what the city is really like.
I also have no idea why this drink is associated with the Bronx. It doesn't exactly fit the image of the Bronx that I have built up in my head, but then again, that's just based on...well, nothing.
So maybe this drink actually is what people in the northern borough sit around drinking all day. I don't know! All I know is that this is basically a gin martini with a splash of orange juice that adds only the subtlest of flavors and really I have to assume it was added to the recipe for color.
2 oz. gin
1/4 oz. dry vermouth
1/4 oz. sweet vermouth
1 oz. orange juice
orange slice and/or maraschino cherry, for garnish
1. Fill a rocks glass with ice.
2. Pour in all ingredients and mix to combine. Garnish with an orange slice and/or maraschino cherry on a pick.