The Gibson

Gibson cocktail

This is a great opportunity to use your smaller glassware…the “classic” stuff.

Gibson

  • 2 oz. gin
  • a splash of dry vermouth
  • garnish with a cocktail onion

Some suggest that you simply wave the vermouth bottle over the glass, making for a truly dry drink (i.e. straight gin), I go with a little splash though.  Shake or stir with lots of ice until freezing cold with a nice layer of ice on top, strain into a 2 1/2 oz cocktail glass and drink immediately.

As I noted with a martini before, put ice water in the empty glass while you’re mixing – it gets the glass just as cold as freezing it would, but it’s much easier.  The key to this drink is cold!

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