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  • 1 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 1/2 oz Amontillado Sherry
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with an orange peel.

Prep Time 1 minute
Servings 1
Category Cocktail
Tags 1880-1919 (Golden Age), Aperitif
Proof 26.4
Strength .8 standard drinks
Glass Cocktail Glass
Temp Cold

I make my Adonis with amontillado sherry usually.  Something like Lustau is very nice.  For the vermouth Carpano Antica works wonders.  

You can use other sherries if you want as long as they have a dry profile.  So Fino, Manzanilla or a dry Oloroso will work, too.

The Adonis is a great lower-alcohol cocktail.  I like them if I want to tone down the booze but still drink something with concentration and complexity of flavor.  

11/7/2020 - just tried Scrappy's Grapefruit Bitters instead of the usual orange.  This combined with the orange peel garnish is a wonderful variation from the usual formula.  Highly recommended!

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