Gibson cocktail

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Gibson cocktail
The Gibson cocktail is a mixed drink which is very similar to the famous Martini. The only difference being in the way it is served. The hallmark of Gibson cocktail is that it's garnished with a pickled onion instead of an olive.
There are a few versions as to the origin of Gibson cocktail. One of our favourite versions is that the drink was named after Charles Dana Gibson a well-known illustrator. One day the artist asked the bartender to improve his Dry Martini. So to add some freshness to the drink, the barman altered the spirit proportions and swapped the pickled olive for a pickled onion.
Total Time: 5 mins

Equipment

  • Cocktail glass

Ingredients 

  • 65 ml gin
  • 5 ml dry vermouth
  • 1-2 cocktail picked onion (to garnish)

Instructions 

  • Mix the gin and vermouth in a cocktail mixing glass previously filled with ice. Stir until chilled.
  • Strain the mix into a cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a pickled onion and enjoy.

FAQ

What are the best gin cocktails?

If you like a gin cocktail like the classy Gibson cocktail we also have a roundup of the 10 best gin cocktails, it’s not official, but we think you’ll find the list quite inspiring!

A cocktail onion is usually a pearl onion pickled in a brine with small amounts of turmeric and paprika. Pearl onions are naturally sweet, which makes them an excellent pairing with many cocktails.
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