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Adonis
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The Adonis cocktail is a classic aperitif that was first created in the late 19th century in honor of Spanish opera singer Adonis Martinez. Its name and ingredients pay homage ... more The Adonis cocktail is a classic aperitif that was first created in the late 19th century in honor of Spanish opera singer Adonis Martinez. Its name and ingredients pay homage to the Spanish influence in its birthplace of New York City's Waldorf Astoria hotel. This elegant drink combines sweet sherry, aromatic red vermouth, and a dash of orange bitters for a complex and well-balanced flavor profile. The sherry adds a nutty and slightly sweet element, while the vermouth brings a herbaceous and spiced note. The addition of a dash of orange bitters adds a layer of citrus and bitterness to round out the drink. Served chilled, the Adonis cocktail is a sophisticated and refreshing choice for any occasion.
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Sherry (Sweet)
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17.33% | 1.56 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Adonis

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add a shot of red vermouth, two shots of sweet sherry and a dash of orange bitters to a cocktail shaker
Shake well and strain into a highball glass over ice and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Dash  ·  Bitters  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history behind the Adonis cocktail?

The Adonis cocktail is a classic drink that has its origins in the late 19th century. It was named after the Broadway musical 'Adonis,' which was a hit in 1884. The cocktail is known for its low alcohol content and was originally created as a pre-dinner drink, or aperitif, to stimulate the appetite without being too intoxicating.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Why is sweet sherry used in the Adonis cocktail instead of dry sherry?

Sweet sherry is used in the Adonis cocktail to complement the bitterness of the orange bitters and the herbal, sweet notes of the red vermouth, creating a balanced, smooth, and slightly sweet profile. The richness of sweet sherry adds depth to the cocktail, making it more rounded and palatable as an aperitif.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve an Adonis cocktail?

The best way to serve an Adonis cocktail is chilled, in a highball glass. It's essential to shake the ingredients with ice to properly chill and mix them, then strain into the glass. This enhances the flavors and the drinking experience, making it refreshing and enjoyable.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with the Adonis cocktail?

The Adonis cocktail, with its combination of sweet sherry, red vermouth, and a dash of orange bitters, pairs well with a variety of appetizers. Seafood dishes, especially those featuring shellfish, tapas, or light cheese and charcuterie boards complement its complexity and aperitif nature by not overpowering the cocktail's balanced flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Adonis cocktail compare to other classic cocktails?

The Adonis cocktail has a relatively low alcohol content of approximately 17.33%, making it milder compared to many other classic cocktails. For instance, cocktails like the Martini and Manhattan have higher alcohol contents due to their base spirits being gin and whiskey, respectively. The Adonis is a more gentle option, making it suitable for occasions where lighter drinking is preferred.

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