how to make a dry bronx martini..a variation of the bronx martini

The Dry Bronx martini is essentially a variation of the much more traditional Bronx Martini. As with many cocktails or martini that has the word dry in them, this martini is made with the dry vermouth as one of the ingredients.

The Dry Bronx martini is lighter and not as sweet as the other variations of this drink. The difference is mostly from the type of vermouth that is used in the drink. A much sweeter variation is the Sweet Bronx martini which is made with the sweet vermouth instead of the dry vermouth in this recipe.

The use of bitters, especially if use the orange bitters can enhance the flavor of the orange in the recipe. You could also use Angostura bitters if you don’t have any orange bitters handy.


  • 2 shots of Gin
  • 1 shot of Dry Vermouth
  • 1 shot of Orange Juice
  • Dash of Angostura bitters or Orange bitters
  • Orange peel for garnish


  1. Add ice cubes into a martini shaker
  2. Add 2 shots of Gin into the shaker
  3. Add a shot of the dry vermouth
  4. Add a shot of freshly squeezed orange juice
  5. Add a generous dash of angostura bitters into a chilled martini glass
  6. Swirl the bitters around to evenly coat the glass
  7. Shake the contents of the shaker well
  8. Strain the contents of the shaker into the martini glass
  9. Garnish the drink with an orange peel
Dry Bronx Martini Cocktail

Variations and Similar Drinks

Bronx Martini: The original or classic Bronx martini uses both the dry and sweet vermouth in the drink. The sweet vermouth is substituted with dry vermouth in this variation.
Sweet Bronx Martini: This is the sweeter version of the Bronx martini. The dry vermouth is substituted with sweet vermouth in this variation.
Gin Martini: If you lose the orange juice and bitters, then you do end up with the classic Gin Martini.


  • You can add bitters to the shaker instead of swirling it in the glass. Either will work but swirling it later gives it slightly different after taste that I prefer.
  • The drink is usually served up in a martini glass. You could however serve it in an old fashioned glass as well.