There are a lot of onions out there. You got the vidalia onion, the red onion, white onions, green onions, brown onions and even some named after places like the Maui onion,
the Bermuda onion or the Egyptian onion. The best soup in the world is even named after an onion. Then there are others that fall into the onion family like scallions and leeks. All of these onions can be used in a variety of different ways. They can be sliced, diced, or even fried. They are enjoyed in just about every food you can imagine.
I love onions and all these are great but none of them compare to the COCKTAIL ONION!!! You see, there can be
a lot of confusion of which onion to use where, but not with the cocktail onion. Take a guess where it goes? That’s right, it goes in cocktails!!
Has there ever been a garnish as straight forward as the cocktail onion? Lemons and limes don’t tell you their purpose, and neither do olives. The cocktail onion leaves no room for interpretation it, belongs in a cocktail.
A cocktail onion in a drink is commonly referred to as a Gibson. Truthfully I like it a whole lot more than a martini or a dirty martini. Like most martini’s though, Gibson’s started with gin and evolved into vodka. That’s how I like my cocktail onions, UP, Cold, and Tart.
A Vodka Gibson Martini is a pretty simple recipe: Ingredients:
* 2 1/2 oz vodka
* 1/2 oz dry vermouth
* 3 cocktail onions for garnish (I always use 3 because I’m superstitious)
Pour the ingredients into a shaker with ice.
Strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with the cocktail onion.
That’s it! Your ready to enjoy the most delicious onion on the market.
All this talk about cocktail onions is making me thirsty. I’m off to go make a cocktail. CHEERS!!!