2.5 oz. Beefeater Gin
1.5 oz Dry Vermouth¹
3 count Aunt Nellie's Onions
A dash of onion juice
Put ice in empty martini glass.
Add ice, gin and dry vermouth to cocktail shaker, turn gently 3 times. Let sit 5 minutes.
Remove ice from the now chilled martini 🍸 glass. Replace with onions and juice.
Strain contents of cocktail shaker into chilled martini glass.
Enjoys like Cary did!
Waiter on train:"A cocktail before dinner?”
Cary Grant: "Yes, a Gibson"
Waiter: "Very well"
Cary Grant: "Well, here we are again"
Eva Marie Saint:" Yes"
Ernest Lehman (from his screenplay North by Northwest)
Is a Gibson a martini with an onion instead of a olive? Or is it a completely different cocktail?
I always thought the former, but after having a Gibson made by my Brother in Law using this recipe (and a little research) I wonder. Dave's Gibson has more dry vermouth that a typical martini, as do some other recipes.
There are numerous theories how this cocktail originated and why it is named. I'm not going to cover any of that here.
¹ Vermouth (which is a fortified wine) should be stored in the refrigerator. Buy in small bottles (or drink it in large quantities) as it loses something as it ages.