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Photo of two glasses of an Adonis cocktail on a marble countertop with a cocktail napkin and a bowl of olives..
Photo by Joseph De Leo, Food Styling by Rebecca Jurkevich

Dry sherry meets luscious sweet vermouth in this simple classic cocktail recipe. The Adonis cocktail is stirred until chilled and served up in a stemmed glass, sometimes garnished with a lemon twist or orange twist.


Serves 1

2 oz. dry sherry (fino or Manzanilla preferred)
1 oz. sweet vermouth
1 dash orange bitters
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, fill with ice, and stir until well chilled. Strain into a stemmed cocktail glass.

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