Cocktail of the Week: Adonis

We’re back with today’s Cocktail of the Week: Adonis.

adonissmallThe Adonis cocktail dates back to the mid-1880s and was named in honor of the first Broadway musical to run for more than 500 performances. Simple and low in alcohol, it’s the perfect weeknight aperitif.

The Adonis is one of the classic cocktails that makes an excellent aperitif. It’s an easy drink to remember, just think of a Perfect Martini with sherry instead of gin.

The cocktail is named after what is called the first Broadway musical. Adonisopened in 1884 at New York’s Bijou, ran for over 600 performances, and starred

Glass: Cocktail (chilled)


  • 1½ oz. dry oloroso sherry
  • 1½ oz. sweet vermouth (Sanders uses Carpano Antica)
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Tools: mixing glass, barspoon
  • Glass: cocktail or wine glass
  • Garnish: orange peel


Stir ingredients with ice in a mixing glass and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish.


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