Jabberwock Cocktail

Jabberwock Cocktail

Jabberwock Cocktail*

2 Dashes Orange Bitters.
1/3 Dry Gin.
1/3 Dry Sherry.
1/3 Caperitif.

Stir well and strain into cocktail glass. Squeeze lemon peel on top.

* This will make you gyre and gamble in the wabe until brillig all right, all right.

Right well, Vorpal Sword at ready, I tried this apparently Lewis Carrol inspired cocktail a couple ways. First using the cocktaildb suggested Caperitif substitution Lillet Blanc:

1 Dash Fee’s Orange; 1 Dash Regan’s Orange; 1 Dash Angostura; 1 oz Beefeater Gin; 1 oz Bodega Dios Baco Fino Sherry; 1 oz Lillet Blanc; Stir, Strain, Orange Peel.

Nope, no thank you. Next:

1 Dash Fee’s Orange; 1 Dash Regan’s Orange; 1 oz Broker’s Gin; 1 oz Bodega Dios Baco Fino Sherry; 1 oz sadly ancient, tired, and nearly empty Cocchi Americano; Stir, Strain, Orange Peel.

I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say, “O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” but, much better, anyway. Dammit! Anyone made any progress on a Kina Lillet replica?

I’m thinking some portion of: quinine tincture, cinnamon tincture, orange tincture, brandy, and muscat cannelli for the wine base. It’s probably not that simple, but that, at least, is a start.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.

3 thoughts on “Jabberwock Cocktail

  1. Good news Erik. I spoke with Joe Riley of Ace Beverage in DC yesterday. He says Cocchi Americano will have a new US distributor and be available sometime this spring. Hopefully some of it will make it to the West Coast for you, as I’m sure the cocktailians back east (myself included) will be stocking up on it heavily…

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