Andrew Meltzer, 15 Romolo | San Francisco

“Manzanilla is great in stirred drinks because it is lean and dry, which adds a mouth-watering quality to cocktails,” explains Andrew Meltzer, Bar Manager at San Francisco’s sherry-centric 15 Romolo. In his Jabberwocky—adapted from the Jabberwock, which originally appeared in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book—manzanilla, gin and Lillet Blanc combine in equal parts for a delicate, floral drink.


Serving: 1

  • 3/4 ounce manzanilla sherry
  • 3/4 ounce London dry gin
  • 3/4 ounce Lillet Blanc
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Garnish: lemon twist

  1. Add all ingredients to a chilled mixing glass with ice and stir.
  2. Strain into a chilled Martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Tagged: manzanilla, sherry