I’ve written previously about Dry Martinis and Gibsons, and Will and I have both recently been using Old Tom gin. I put them together and made an Old Tom Gibson, and it’s just a great combination, with a superior mesh of flavors that truly includes the onion. The Old Tom is flavorful, the vermouth adds flavor but does not detract (I will be interested to hear what Will thinks), and… this is important… it’s simple to make. It’s hard to tell from the photo, but it’s also a warmer color than when it is made with a dry gin.
- 2 oz Old Tom gin (Spring44)
- 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
- Cocktail onion
Put the ingredients in a shaker full of ice. I used my shake-stir to avoid the ice floes on top, then strain into a martini glass. Drop the onion in. So good.