Unexpected & Delicious
Gibson Gal Martini
Recipe by Jena Ellenwood
The Gibson – a savory delight of brine and gin, a pickled snack with a botanical vermouth backbone – is one of those cocktails often dismissed but one that deserves your consideration. When creating the Gibson Gal, I knew I wanted to use Mahon, a grape based gin from the island of Menorca. The unusual grape base in the gin inspired me to create a cider vermouth and pickle red pearl onions with apple cider vinegar for my garnish. The result is a lovely autumnal spin on a Gibson: light, bright, and yet cozy and warming at the same time.
Let’s Get Stirrin’ (Not Shakin’)
Special Tools: Jigger, Barspoon, Mixing Glass
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass.
- Add ice and stir.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish your Gibson Gal with a pickled onion.
Cocktail flavor profile
Let me know what you discover, or if you would have rated it differently in the comments below…