| Ted’s Takover Recipe: The Gibson Cocktail | Hi, I’m Catherine’s husband Ted and I’m taking over the blog once a month to share my healthy grain-free recipes and cocktails! You can read more about my story here. Onto the recipe! I’ve never actually been a huge fan of traditional martinis, I recall my reluctance to even accept one years ago at a dinner party. Little did I know at the time the variations and possibilities the drink offered!
Once I started pickling red onions (find that recipe here) it occurred to me that I could make onion martinis for guests with pickling juice in the same vein of a dirty martini. I had no clue that this concoction was actually technically considered a “Gibson” I also had no clue how much I’d enjoy the drink myself!
This is definitely a cooler weather cocktail-perfect for the coming months. It pairs beautifully with Catherine’s Low-Carb Cheese Crackers as well as some cornichons–you could also include a cornichon in the Gibson as an added garnish. Enjoy the cocktails!
- 4 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce dry vermouth
- Pickled red onion for garnish
- 1 tablespoon brine liquid from the pickled onions
- Pre-chill your martini glass by filling with ice cubes and cold water and set aside.
- Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes, pour in 4 ounces of your favorite vodka (we like Tito’s), 1 ounce dry vermouth, 1 tablespoon of brine liquid from the pickled onions.
- Place cover on cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
- Discard ice cubes and water from chilled martini glass and pour in contents of shaker. Garnish with pickled red onion and enjoy.
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