Adonis Cocktail

The Adonis cocktail brings together vermouth, a couple styles of sherry, orange bitters, and a twist. A cocktail classic.

Adonis Cocktail

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

Adonis Cocktail

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  • Serves 1

Special Equipment: Long-stemmed coupe (optional)

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  • 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)
  • Ice
  • 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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