How to Make a Gibson Cocktail

Making a Gibson Cocktail is easy and fun. This simple but refreshing drink is an adaptation of the famous gin martini. The interesting history behind Gibson Cocktail is not clear to anyone.

However, if we talk about a standard history behind this cocktail, then it is quite simple. Somewhere in the 1930’s, a famous magazine cartoonist of that time Charles Dana Gibson challenged New York Players Club’s bartender Charley Connolly to come up with a unique variant of the traditional gin martini. Charley Connolly lived up to the expectations, replaced onion with the olive, and presented the world an interesting cocktail – now known as Gibson Cocktail.

Since then, the Gibson Cocktail is made with gin, vermouth, and cocktail onions. Try this cocktail today and tease your taste buds into a frenzy.

Preparation Time: 2 to 5 minutes

Serving Size: 01

Utensils: Martini Cocktail Glass, Mixing Glass, Stirrer, Straw


– ½ oz gin
– ½  oz dry vermouth
– 1 or 3 cocktail onions for topping
– Lemon twist garnishing – optional
– Ice cubes or cracked ice


  • 1

    Take a large mixing glass and place ice cubes in it according to your need.

    Note: Make sure to use a large mixing glass so the drink does not spill.

  • 2

    Once you add the ice cubes in the glass, pour ½ oz of gin
    and ½ oz of dry vermouth into it.

  • 3

    Now, stir the liquors very briefly until they mix well.

    Note: Do not make the mistake to shake the mixing glass, as it will water down the drink.

  • 4

    Strain the cocktail into a martini glass that is already chill and top it with a fresh lemon twist.

  • 5

    Garnish the Gibson Cocktail with lemon twist.

  • 6

    Drink or serve the cocktail and enjoy!

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