Master of Cocktails Adonis

As promised, we made another low(ish) alcohol drink this week for #MasterofCocktails that’s fantastic in its own right. This one’s called The Adonis and it’s a real flavour-packed treat!

It’s taken from ‘The Art of The Shim: Low-Alcohol Cocktails to Keep You Level’ by Dinah Sanders, a superb compendium of yummy low(er) alcohol cocktails. Well worth a look.

Without further ado, here are the ingredients:

Master of Cocktails Adonis ingredients

You’ll be needing these…

List of Ingredients

First off, coupette(s) in the freezer please.

Master of Cocktails Adonis freezer

Now we’re going to take 40ml of Carpano Antica Formula

Master of Cocktails Adonis Carpano Antica Formula

…and pop that into a stirring glass along with a large handful of Ice.

Master of Cocktails Adonis stirring glass

Next up is the Sherry. The original recipe calls for Dry Oloroso, but I’m using Palo Cortado ‘cos I like it more. We’ve a few Palo Cortados on the site, but this one – from Waitrose – is just superb. (Other retailers do make/stock/import things that are nice. I think we all need to remember this sometimes.)

Master of Cocktails Adonis Palo Cortado sherry

So – 40ml of the Waitrose Palo Cortado follows the Antica into the stirring glass.

Master of Cocktails Adonis Palo Cortado Sherry

Finally, we’re going to add a good couple of dashes of Regan’s Orange Bitters.

Master of Cocktails Adonis Regans Orange Bitters

Now give it a quick stir…

Master of Cocktails Adonis stir

…and strain into your pre-chilled Coupette.

Master of Cocktails Adonis strain

Express a piece of orange peel over the top, and discard.

Master of Cocktails Adonis express orange peel

There we have it. The Adonis.

Master of Cocktails Adonis


This is a serious cocktail, a superb aperitif, and more than punchy enough to stand up to a Negroni or Martini – also, you can have around 3 of these for the price of one Negroni.




Master of Cocktails Adonis by @Reemus22

Mixing along at home, @Reemus22 went with the Oloroso, using Punt E Mes and The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters

Next week, we’ll be making (what I think is) The Perfect Highball Cocktail. Such a simple concept, *so* easy to cock up.

Master of Cocktails Adonis Next Week

You’ll be needing these…
Yamazaki 12 Year Old, Club Soda, a Lemon and a big ol’ chunk of clear ice!

And that’s right – before next week’s instalment, I’m (finally) going to show you how to make your own perfectly clear, absolutely massive chunks of ice!

Read how it’s done here, in time for next for Sunday’s #MasterofCocktails.