WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT AND THE SAGE BRONX
Not only was William Howard Taft our largest president, but he was also the only person in US history to have been both president and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
On a trip through St. Louis, President Taft caused a buzz in the media when he was spotted enjoying a cocktail in the morning. Quote from the New York Times:
“One annoying feature of President Taft’s journey through the West has been the controversy caused by the presence of Bronx cocktails at a breakfast party he attended. One does not have to be a clergyman or a total abstainer to reprehend the practice of drinking cocktails before breakfast.”- New York Times, September 24, 1911.
We disagree! For those drinking along out there, a Bronx Cocktail is a chilled martini with orange juice added in. We’ve created our own version of the Bronx with SAGE, fresh squeezed orange juice, and a few dashes of Hella Citrus bitters. The SAGE Bronx is the perfect brunch cocktail, or even served before dinner as an aperitif.
1 part SAGE
2 parts orange juice
3 dashes citrus bitters
Shake well over ice and strain into a coupe or martini glass.