Remember the movie WarGames? At first David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) is excited to break into the WOPR and play Global Thermonuclear War. After he realizes that he almost causes World War III he throws everything away and hopes no one finds out it was him. Then the WOPR calls him back. At that point David realizes he is in big trouble. No matter what he does he can’t get away. That is kind of like our relationship with vermouth. I don’t want vermouth to call me back, but it keeps showing up. That connection might be a stretch, but man I love WarGames and it was on TV last night.
Anyway, today’s drink is the Bronx Cocktail, a mixture of gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, and orange juice. It is called the Bronx Cocktail because A-Rod has about four of these before every Yankees game. Actually that isn’t true. As far as I know David Wells is the only Yankee to play while drunk. And A-Rod only admitted to using PEDs while with the Rangers. There are no PEDs in the Bronx Cocktail so he is in the clear.
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Overall Rating for the
Ease of Preparation: 3
Drinks Until Blackout: 5 – 25% alcohol
1 oz Gin
.5 oz Dry Vermouth
.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 oz Orange Juice