This recipe is one more of the sophisticated classic cocktails that you must have on your recipe list, it is very close to the classic 3-ingredient martini, what a delight!
What is a Gibson Cocktail?
The story begins in the 1890s to the 1920s when Charles Dana Gibson the inventor of the Gibson Girls Drawings told a bartender to improve his martini the bartender complied by dropping an onion into the cocktail
Since then, the recipe has been straightforward with only 3 ingredients, Gin, Dry vermouth, and Pickled onions.
Gibson Cocktail Ingredients
- Dry vermouth
- Pickled onion
See the recipe below with the measurements
What is a Cocktail Onion?
Cocktail onions are usually pearl onion pickled, crunchy, and have a hint of other flavors beyond just spicy onion. Cocktail onions, being small, are generally sweeter and have less bracing than their full-size counterparts, so they complement the drink nicely!
How to Make a Gibson Cocktail?
1.-In a cocktail shaker with ice adds Gin, and dry vermouth
2.-Shake vigorously for 10-15 sec until combine
3.-Strain into a chilled martini glass
4.-Garnish with a skewer of pickled onions
When to serve Gibson Cocktail
This cocktail is sophisticated so you can prepare it or order it at any of these important events
Try it as a:
- Cocktail Hour Drink
- Marriage proposal celebration
- Wedding party
- In the theater
- Girl’s or guy’s night drink
- After Dinner or before dinner
- In a piano bar
Variation of Gibson Cocktail
Vodka – If you do not like gin due to its complexity of flavors and perfumed aroma, change it to vodka, which has a less complex flavor.
I recommend putting the glasses in the freezer for at least 15 minutes before preparing the cocktail for a better experience and keeping it cold for as long as possible
Other Classics Cocktails You Might Like
- 3 oz Gin
- 1/3 oz Dry vermouth
- Pickled onion for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker with ice adds Gin and dry vermouth
- Shake vigorously for 10-15 sec until combine
- Strain into a chilled martini glass
- Garnish with a skewer of pickled onions
I recommend putting the glasses in the freezer for at least 15 minutes before preparing the cocktail for a better experience and keeping it cold for as long as possible!
Amount Per Serving Calories 208Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 16mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g