The Adonis cocktail is a great libation to set up the palate before your big Thanksgiving dinner— it’s low in alcohol and big on taste. The Adonis cocktail is named after the first Broadway musical in New York which ran over 600 performances at the Bijou Theatre in 1884. Created at the bar in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, it remains one of the most popular sherry-based aperitif cocktails to this day. My take on the recipe follows.
- 2 ounces Lustau East India Solera Sherry
- 1 ounce Vya Extra Dry Vermouth
- 2 dashes of orange bitters
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange peel.
Have a great Thanksgiving!