Vermouth is to the fore in this well known classic cocktail. This is Dale DeGroff's version of the Bronx, printed in his cocktail tome: The Essential Cocktail. As Dale states, freshly squeezed orange juice is essential here.
A backlit Bronx Cocktail glows bright yellow and orange.
Fill a Martini glass with ice and water to chill it while mixing the cocktail.
Add lots of ice to the mixing tin.
Shake the drink well until condensation forms on the outside of the mixing tin.
Discard the ice and water in the glass.
Strain the contents of the mixing tin into the glass.
Taste the cocktail and if necessary adjust the balance with a touch of extra sugar or citrus juice.
Garnish the cocktail with an orange zest.