There are several variations of Sherry on the liquor store shelves, so be sure you choose the right one when mixing this classic cocktail. Dry Sherry is a fortified wine from Southern Spain. Look for Fino which is delicately crisp in aroma and pale to golden in color. The quality of Fino begins to deteriorate as soon as it is opened due to its delicate nature. It can be recorked and stored in the refrigerator for approximately one week, but would be ideal to use the bottle in its entirety upon opening. For that reason, the Adonis Cocktail would be the ideal “excuse” to invite friends over for a “tasting party.”

Bobby Burns 11 - photo copyright Cheri LoughlinAdonis Cocktail

1-1/2 measure Dry Sherry

3/4 measure Sweet Vermouth

2 dashes Orange Bitters

Orange Twist Garnish

Place liquids and bitters in mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

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Adonis Cocktail
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