The ‘Gibson’ Martini, named after Walter D.K. Gibson, who was a fan of pickled onions, takes a classic Dry Martini recipe, with the addition of 2 pickled onion garnishes adding a tangy, savoury finish. This take on a classic cocktail allows The Botanist to be the hero.
One way to really customise this three-part drink is by making your own pickled onions. A common practice in cocktail bars, it’s an easy endeavour. Most recipes simply call for soaking or cooking a handful of cocktail onions in a brine of vinegar, sugar and pickling spices. Making your own onions ensures that your Gibson’s garnish is fresh and crunchy, imbuing the drink with depth and complexity rather than the artificial sweetness often associated with the jarred versions.
The Botanist cocktails on these pages have been created by bartenders and enthusiasts from around the world. Many of you have visited our distillery and we hope to welcome many more in the years to come. We appreciate your input.
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