"This will made you gyre and gimble in the wabe until brillig all right, all right."
If this quote from The Savoy Cocktail Book (1930) is any indication, Harry Craddock was a fan of Lewis Carroll (January 27, 1832 – January 14, 1898). The cocktail, which takes its name from Carroll’s famous nonsense poem, "The Jabberwocky," is a gin-based aperitif that originally featured Caperitif, a South African aromatized wine that recently came back on the market after a 100-year hiatus. In our version, we used Lillet for Caperitif, which nicely compliments the sherry.
1 oz London Dry gin
1 oz Manzanilla sherry
1 oz Lillet
2 dashes orange bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir. Strain into a coupe (or tea cup, if appropriate for the occasion) and garnish with a lemon twist.