What Is a Bronx Bomber?

No. We are not asking about Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig or Babe Ruth. The Bronx Bomber we refer to is a coffee drink with alcohol. The Bronx Bomber is a summer drink but you will be forgiven if you make it in the depths of winter. Our preference is to make Bronx Bomber coffee with healthy organic coffee and all organic ingredients. So, what is a Bronx Bomber?

Bronx Bomber Coffee

Bronx Bomber Coffee

The Recipe

Fill a cocktail shaker with cracked ice.

Add 1/8 ounce of absinthe and 1 ½ ounces of gin.

Make a double shot of espresso with one of the Colombian organic coffee brands, pour over the ice and shake briefly.

Pour liquid, straining out the ice, into an eight ounce glass

Drink and repeat process as desired.

Why Organic Coffee?

You can make this drink with regular coffee but we prefer organic. Healthy organic coffee has been around for a long, long time. Unfortunately in the modern era the use of pesticides and herbicides has entered the picture in growing many crops, including otherwise healthy organic coffee. Although non-organic contaminants do not necessarily reduce the beneficial health effects of a healthy cup of organic coffee the non-organic contaminants cause problems of their own.

A study by the Australian Food Standards Authority revealed that as many as 133 contaminants may be in a cup of commercially available coffee. These contaminants include metals such as aluminum and zinc, pesticide residues, ochratoxin A, acrylamide, furan, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Some polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are found to cause cancer. Furans have been associated with skin disorders, liver problems, certain kinds of cancers, impairment to the reproductive, endocrine, and immune system, as well as effects on embryonic development.

And organic coffee is good for the environment. Organic certified coffees are grown to reduce and prevent soil erosion. Growers use only natural fertilizer and avoid chemical use. They follow good farming practices including integrated pest management, avoid deforestation, and protect water sources, native and endangered species and use native fauna for shade grown coffee.

Why Would a Bronx Bomber Drink Bronx Bomber Coffee?

The last two years were not kind to the Bronx Bombers. The Yankees failed to make the playoffs for the second straight year shortstop and backbone of the team, Derek Jeter retired. This was year after star reliever Mariano Rivera hung up his glove. Bronx Bombers and Bronx Bomber fans may be forgiven for wanting to imbibe an alcoholic drink to help forget the 2015 season. However, the Bronx Bomber drink contains espresso! So, that will hopefully give the New York Yankees the wakeup that they need to get back on top. Spring training starts in February and the first game against the Phillies is March 3 in Clearwater, Florida. So, pack up your cocktail shaker, absinthe, gin and Colombian organic coffee and buy your ice in Florida just before the first game. Come cheer for the Bronx Bombers and enjoy a Bronx Bomber or two in honor of the home team!

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