Onion Gibson

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This is not, I repeat NOT, just a slightly different version of a martini with a different garnish. OK, maybe it kind of sort of is, but it’s delicious.

Onion Gibson

  • 2 1/2 parts vodka
  • 3/4 part dry vermouth
  • cocktail onion

Pour liquors into a shaker filled with ice and give it a good shake. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a cocktail onion or one of those fancy ones from the olive bar, or maybe two. Drink the drink. Eat the onion.

True Story: This drink is named for Antonio Sebastini Julio Gibson III who discovered the 137th element on the periodic table called Gibsoniadium.

Another True Story: We were both liberal arts majors.

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23 Responses to Onion Gibson

  1. Carolyn Chan says:

    Your posts leave me giggling out loud. And anything with an onion would be delicious ! Cheers to Mr Gibson !

  2. I’ve fallen off too many bar stools to start drinking Martinis again – although I did love them:)

  3. Eva Taylor says:

    I’m not a huge fan of that much vermouth but I’d give it a try just to be polite. Years and years ago I had a bad experience with gin Martinis and onions, so its put me off (I think perhaps one if the onions had gone bad in the massive three Martinis I had that night, because I was wrecked the next day ;)! )

  4. Onions? Onions? Gah! =D

  5. sallybr says:

    Nothing like a little chemistry to get my day going… ;-)

  6. Fabulous – I could do with one right now!

  7. zestybeandog says:

    Love it! I bet it would be delish with gin as well!

  8. I could probably survive one and still stand :)

  9. billpeeler says:

    Love a good gibson – also love a gimlet (with a lemon garnish) as well . . . .

  10. Mad Dog says:

    I have to confess that I prefer a martini, but this is a classic ;-)

  11. This is one I must try! Hope you both are doing well!

  12. I know it only mid-day on a Thursday, but I would be much happier (stressful kind of day hurrying around to get lots done) if I had your onion gimlet for lunch…after all it has a vegetable in it…right?
    Very refreshing.

  13. aFrankAngle says:

    Hope you realize that you are one of the caterers at my blog celebration party on Saturday. :)

  14. One of my best friend’s surname is Gibson, and you can bet I’m going to tell her about this cocktail! And I’m going to tell her the history too! :)

  15. I love this photo! So still and pretty.

  16. Kristy says:

    Cheers to Liberal Arts majors. :)

  17. rsmacaalay says:

    Now this is something different!

  18. Anna says:

    So tasty looking! Thanks for posting.

  19. Love martinis – but the onions I”m not sure of. I do however think that photo is fantastic!

  20. ChgoJohn says:

    Excellent photo and cocktail! What i don’t drink with gin I more than make up with vodka.

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