The Adonis cocktail is a classic cocktail that dates back to the early 1900s. It was named after the popular Broadway show "The Adonis" and is believed to have been first served at the Hoffman House in New York City.
The Adonis cocktail is a type of vermouth cocktail that is made with equal parts of dry vermouth and sweet vermouth, along with a dash of orange bitters. The mixture is stirred with ice and strained into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnished with an orange twist.
Some variations of the Adonis cocktail use sherry instead of sweet vermouth, or add a splash of club soda to give it a bit of fizz. Despite its simple recipe, the Adonis cocktail is considered a classic and is a popular choice for those who enjoy a sweet and flavorful aperitif.
Here's the recipe to make an Adonis cocktail:
- 1 1/2 oz dry vermouth
- 1 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
- 1 dash of orange bitters
- Orange peel for garnish
- Fill a mixing glass with ice.
- Add the dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, and orange bitters.
- Stir well until chilled.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Express the oils from the orange peel over the drink, then discard the peel.
- Serve and enjoy your Adonis cocktail!