Adonis Cocktail

Adonis Cocktail

The Spruce / S&C Design Studios

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
64 Calories
0g Fat
6g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 184mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 53mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The Adonis is one of the classic cocktails that makes an excellent aperitif. It's an easy drink to remember, just think of a Perfect Martini with sherry instead of gin.

The cocktail is named after what is called the first Broadway musical. Adonis opened in 1884 at New York's Bijou, ran for over 600 performances, and starred Henry E. Dixey.


  • 1 ounce dry sherry

  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth

  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth

  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.

  3. Stir well.

  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve and enjoy.

How Strong Is the Adonis?

Each of the fortified wines that make up the Adonis is around 15 percent ABV and this creates a very gentle cocktail. Unlike the classic Gin Martini (which can reach 30 percent), the Adonis is a mild 12 percent ABV (24 proof). This makes it one of the lightest options for 'martini' lovers.