The Adonis cocktail brings together vermouth, a couple styles of sherry, orange bitters, and a twist. A cocktail classic.
The Adonis cocktail has its origins in the late 1800’s and, as the story goes, was named after the popular Broadway musical about the Greek myth. It’s a sophisticated beverage featuring sweet and dry sherry mingled with sweet vermouth and orange bitters. It also happens to be a low-alcohol cocktail, so we strongly encourage indulging in seconds. We certainly did.–Angie Zoobkoff
Special Equipment: Long-stemmed coupe (optional)
Adonis Cocktail Recipe
- Quick Glance
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- Serves 1
- 3 dashes orange bitters
- 1 1/2 ounces Carpano Antica vermouth (45 ml)
- 1 ounce Oloroso sherry, or other dark, dry sherry (30 ml)
- 3/4 ounce Pedro Ximénez sherry, or other sweet sherry (22 ml)
- 1 long lemon twist, for garnish
- 1. In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the bitters, vermouth, and both sherries and stir with a bar spoon.
- 2. Strain the cocktail mixture into a long stemmed coupe (or other glass) filled with ice. Garnish with the lemon twist and serve.
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Adonis Cocktail Recipe © 2016 Barbara Scott-Goodman. Photo © 2016 Jennifer May. All rights reserved.
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