Gibson cocktail served in a decorative glass

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 1

Add an umami undertone to a classic cocktail, with a gibson cocktail. Similar to a martini, it uses a pickled cocktail onion in place of an olive

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal178
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs0.1g
  • sugars0.1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g


  • 3 small silver skin pickled onions
  • 65ml gin (we used Hepple Gin)



    Gin has enjoyed a huge revival recently. It's usually served alongside tonic water (a…

  • 5ml dry vermouth (we used Noilly Prat)
  • ice


  1. Start by making the garnish by charring the onions in a hot non-stick frying pan to obtain colour (about 4-5mins) then set aside to cool.

  2. Pour all of the ingredients into a mixing glass or jug, add cubed ice and stir for around 30 seconds to achieve the desired dilution. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, or for extra flair pour it into a small glass bottle and sit it in an ice-filled tumbler to act as a mini ice bucket. Serve with a small liqueur or port glass on the side to pour it into. 

  3. Thread the cooled onions onto a cocktail stick and use to garnish the drink. 

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