And if you’re looking to stick with something a little lower in alcohol content, the Adonis cocktail is a long-lost drink that blends oloroso sherry, sweet vermouth, and bitters to show off the best parts of each.
The Bronx Cocktail is essentially a Perfect Martini with orange juice added. It was ranked number three in "The World's 10 Most Famous Cocktails in 1934", making it a very popular rival to the Martini (#1) and the Manhattan (#2).
A Manhattan is a cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters. While rye is the traditional whiskey of choice, other commonly used whiskeys include Canadian whisky, bourbon, blended whiskey and Tennessee whiskey.
A Martini uses dry vermouth, and a Manhattan is served with – you guessed it – the sweeter sister. The exact amount in each cocktail can vary from a few drops to a half-ounce, depending on the bartender and your taste.
The Negroni: So first things first — what is a Negroni? I’m not going to spend too much time on the history, but briefly: from the moment Campari was invented in 1860, it’s had a heedless love for sweet vermouth.