This is a simple vodka or gin based Martini that uses cocktail onion instead of the typical olives.  The Gibson is believed to be recipe of the Walter D.K Gibson, a businessman in 1800s, who thought that onion prevents common cold.






  • 2.5 ounce of vodka or gin
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth

How to prepare The Gibson cocktail:

Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass full of ice. Stir well and strain into a chilled Martini glass.  Add a whole cocktail onion for garnish.