Gibson Cocktail Recipe

Gibson Cocktail Recipe


An easy cocktail recipe for a


The Martini Cocktail with a silver onion



  • 2 parts Gin
  • 1 part dry vermouth
  • 1-2 silver onions
  • ice cubes
  • cocktail glass (martini glass)


How to mix a Gibson

For a Gibson cocktail stir the ingredients along with some ice cubes in a mixing glass. Then strain (ice cubes used for shaking stay in the shaker) the drink into the cocktail glass. Garnish with one or two silver onions on a stick that you put in the glass.


Bartender’s tips and advice

  • It was Charles Dana Gibson, an illustrator in New York (among others for the Life magazine) who regularly drank his Martini Cocktail at the New York Players Club. One day he ordered his favorite cocktail again but the bartender had run out of olives. The bartender then simply replaced the olive by a silver onion. But he also took that chance to create a new drink by simply giving it its own name: Gibson.
  • Find more even more tips and interesting facts in the bartenders guide.


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