Cocktails in Movies #2: The Gibson

All About Eve — 1950

“Fasten your seat belts. It’s gonna be a bumpy night.” — Bette Davis

North by Northwest- 1959

The Net 1995

History of the Gibson

The Gibson

  • 5 oz. Gin
  • .5 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 2 Cocktail Onions on a stick for Garnish
  • Add the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice and stir
  • Strain into a chilled glass.
  • Garnish with cocktail onions.

Pickled Onions

  • 1 pound peeled pearl onions
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • zest of one medium lemon
  • zest of one small lime
  • 1/4 tsp whole Coriander Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Juniper Berries
  • 1/4 tsp Peppercorns — Black / Multicoloured
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 small piece of Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • A small pinch of Fennel Seeds
  • 1 cup White Wine / Sherry / Champagne Vinegar
  • 1 cup Dry Vermouth
  • 1½ cups Water
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • In a Pot roast all the dry spices.
  • Then combine the vinegar, water, sugar, and salt over low heat and stir until salt and sugar dissolve.
  • Add onions and bring to a boil; allow to boil for just one minute and remove from heat.
  • Cool to room temperature and then add vermouth and stir to combine.
  • Put the pickling liquid and the onions into a jar. Add the thyme, lemon and lime zests.
  • Leave at room temperature for 1 hour and refrigerate for 1–2 weeks before using.

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