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a cocktail onion splashing into a martini

Gibson Martini

Amy Traynor
The Gibson is a variation of the classic Martini, featuring a pickled onion for the garnish. The ratio of gin to vermouth is customizable, but here I'm sharing my preferred 2:1 ratio.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz dry vermouth
  • 1-2 cocktail onion, for garnish


  • Combine both ingredients in a mixing glass and fill it 3/4 with ice.
  • Stir until thoroughly chilled, about 20-30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a cocktail onion or two.


Sake Gibson

Try replacing the dry vermouth with an equal measure of sake for an extra punch of delicious umami flavor!
Keyword dry vermouth, gibson, gin, martini, onion
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