The Sweet Bronx martini is essentially a variation of the much more traditional Bronx Martini. The original Bronx martini itself can be seen as a variation of the Perfect Martini.
The original Bronx martini contains both the sweet vermouth as well as the dry vermouth. This recipe calls for the dry vermouth to be substituted with the sweet vermouth. As you might expect, the drink is much sweeter than the original Bronx recipe.
The drink is quite sweet and fruity in flavor. The orange bitters can enhance the flavor of the orange quite a bit. If you do not have orange bitters handy, you could use angostura bitters instead.
- 2 shots of Gin
- 1 shot of Sweet Vermouth
- 1 shot of Orange Juice
- Dash of Angostura bitters or Orange bitters
- Orange peel for garnish
- Add ice cubes into a martini shaker
- Add 2 shots of Gin into the shaker
- Add a shot of the sweet vermouth
- Add a shot of freshly squeezed orange juice
- Add a generous dash of angostura bitters into a chilled martini glass
- Swirl the bitters around to evenly coat the glass
- Shake the contents of the shaker well
- Strain the contents of the shaker into the martini glass
- Garnish the drink with an orange peel
Bronx Martini: The original Bronx martini calls for equal parts of sweet and dry vermouth in the drink. Split the proportion of the sweet vermouth in this recipe to get the Bronx cocktail martini.
Dry Bronx Martini: Substitute the sweet vermouth in this recipe with equal proportion of Dry vermouth. The drink is not as sweet as this one.
Sweet Vermouth Martini: The sweet vermouth martini do not have the Orange juice in the recipe.
- Some recipes do not have the bitters. The bitters usually bring out the orange flavor of the drink better.
- You can add the bitters directly into the shaker instead of swirling it in the glass, if you prefer.
- Use a good quality sweet vermouth such as Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry Rouge