Adonis Cocktail

Matthew Kelly / Supercall

This sherry-basedaperitif was created in the 1860s at the Waldorf-Astoria in honor of Adonis, an extremely popular Broadway burlesque musical at the time about a hunky male statue who (spoiler alert) comes to life only to find humanity so unbearable that he chooses to turn back to stone. Were he to have been given this velvety cocktail, he might have had a change of heart.

Adonis Cocktail

FLAVOR PROFILE
Dry
STRENGTH
DIFFICULTY
easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 oz Oloroso Sherry
  • 1.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 hefty dashes Orange Bitters
  • Orange Twist, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Add all ingredients save for the garnish to a mixing glass with ice.

Step two

Stir with a bar spoon and strain into a chilled coupe glass using a Julep strainer.

Step three

Garnish with an orange twist.

Contributed by Supercall