Posted on 05-06-2017
Author: Zeke Quezada
The Gin and Tonic has been done over and over, so why not branch away from the norm and find a cocktail on World Gin Day that changes your perspective.
A long sip on my drink leaves me with a sense of being refreshed. It’s deceiving. A classic cocktail that should be reserved for a special moment should not make me think of warm afternoons by the pool. But, the Gibson does it.
It’s World Gin Day, June 11, so you should imbibe on a cocktail that lacks pretense and has more style than a late spring afternoon really deserves. Ordering a Gibson feels stylish and elitist but only because it is misunderstood. You see anyone can order a dry martini and sit at the bar snacking on an olive. The Gibson asks a little bit more from you. It demands you keep your garnish in the glass. It allows you to snack but it questions if you should really be eating an onion Yes, you can eat the onion but are you really trying to balance out the flavor of the gin or are you just hungry?
While the Martini is classic in the way that Corvettes once made it into the mainstream, The Gibson is an Alfa Romeo. The Gibson with its gin and a hint of vermouth is a consolidation of your senses. The cocktail onion will add a bit of that savory component to your drink while it streamlines your swagger when it comes to cocktails. Sometimes you just need a drink that is not trying too hard but at the same time says a bit more about how you feel about a great cocktail.
4 parts Gin
1 part Vermouth
Cocktail for garnish
Shake or stir
Drop in the onion
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