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Adonis Spritz: A Low-Proof Winter Spritz

Adonis Spritz

A cold-weather sparkler.

Spritzes seem made for summer, but this mashup with a classic sherry cocktail manages to winterize the sparkling drink. “This spritz is the marriage of two beloved classics, a stirred sherry and vermouth cocktail named Adonis, and a classic Italian spritz,” says Bethany Heinze, co-owner and beverage director at Vern’s in Charleston. “Cappelletti is wine-based and has the cherry, herbal notes of vermouth, so I built a minimalist recipe that highlights the nutty sherry and bitter aperitif. It’s simple in execution, but tastes complex.”


  • 1 1/2 Aperitivo Cappelletti
  • 1 1/2 oz. amontillado sherry (Vern's uses Valdespino)
  • 5 dashes orange bitters
  • 3 oz. dry sparkling wine
  • Glass:wine


Combine the first 3 ingredients in a wine glass and add ice. Top with sparkling wine.

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