Gibson cocktail

by XuCharles on Jul 25, 2023

Gibson cocktail


The Gibson is a classic cocktail that falls under the category of a Martini, but with one distinct difference – it is garnished with a cocktail onion instead of the traditional olive or lemon twist. The origin of the Gibson is somewhat uncertain, but it is believed to have been created in the late 19th or early 20th century. Some say that it was named after Charles Dana Gibson, an influential American graphic artist, due to his love for this drink. Others speculate that it was named after a member of the Gibson family, who were prominent in the New York social scene during that era.


2 ½ oz gin

½ oz dry vermouth

Cocktail onion, for garnish


Fill a mixing glass or shaker with ice.

Add the gin and dry vermouth to the mixing glass.

Stir the mixture well until chilled.

Strain the cocktail into a chilled Martini glass.

Garnish with a cocktail onion.


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