If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that we like fun, often colorful cocktails (maybe even in our signature pink), that we like to pair with fresh, seasonal ingredients. We do try to balance it out by including some classics along the way as well. These “classic” types though, do not mess around. They are strong, and they highlight the main ingredient making it the true star of the show. Because of that, you will want to focus on high quality products, getting the best you can afford, because flavor will not be masked by fruit juice, soda, or flavored simple syrups.
Today I’m going to share with you my favorite classic cocktail, the Gibson. Everyone is familiar with the “shaken, not stirred” James Bond vodka martini, or the more traditional gin martini. Both typically served either with a twist or with olives. Being the olive hater that I am though, you will not see this girl ever ordering a dirty martini. I do however LOVE the briny sweet flavor of these “Tipsy Onions” that are soaked in vermouth, which I think make a Gibson even more delicious.
3 oz premium vodka
1 oz dry vermouth
Cocktail onions (if you can find these vermouth soaked onions, get them!)
Place 2 or 3 cocktail onions on a toothpick and place in a chilled martini glass. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add your vodka and vermouth. Shake vigorously until it's icy cold. Pour and serve immediately.
So just look at this beauty. Pure, delicious, simplicity.