The cocktail is named after what is called the first Broadway musical. Adonis opened in 1884 at New York's Bijou, ran for over 600 performances, and starred Henry E. Dixey.
- Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
- Stir well.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
How Strong is the Adonis Cocktail?
Each of the wines that make up the Adonis is around 15% ABV and this creates a very gentle cocktail. Unlike the classic Gin Martini (which can reach 30%), the Adonis is a mild 12% ABV (24 proof). This makes it one of the lightest options for 'martini' lovers.