“Of the stirred aperitif drinks of the nineteenth century that involve sherry, there are really two archetypes that are riffed on ad nauseam: the Bamboo and the Adonis,” writes Talia Baiocchi in her new book Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World’s Best Kept Secret. Try her take on the historic cocktail with the recipe below, and hear more from her on Saturday’s Good Food.
1 ounce sweet vermouth, preferably Carpano Antica
2 ounces fino, preferably Lustau La Ina
2 dashes orange bitters
Garnish: orange peel
add the vermouth, sherry, and bitters to a mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir quickly. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with the orange peel.
Credit: Reprinted with permission from Sherry, by Talia Baiocchi, copyright 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House LLC.
Photography copyright © 2014 by Ed Anderson