Adonis Cocktail: A Classic for Those Who Appreciate Sherry

Adonis Cocktail
The Adonis is a simple variation on the Perfect Martini and all you need is a little sherry. Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
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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. Adonis opened in 1884 at New York's Bijou, ran for over 600 performances, and starred Henry E. Dixey.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir well.
  3. 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.