Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Gibson Vs. Gimlet

Since malaria is rare in New England I never learned to drink gin and tonic. When it's hot I prefer a tasty Gimlet:
2 oz. Gin or Vodka
1/2 oz. Lime Juice
Combine in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve with a lime squeeze.
It's like a Martini only better. Every once and a while you'll get a bartender who'll give you a Gibson instead:
2 oz. Gin or Vodka
2 drops Dry Vermouth
Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with Pearl Onions
This is a Martini only garnished with friggin' onions of all things. Call me a prude, but I struggle to see how onions belong in any beverage that isn't soup. An olive is bad enough, but an onion is affront to civilized drinkers everywhere.

1 comment:

CultMan said...

I find teh Gibson refernce slightly profound, and ironic, reading your blog after Mel's meltdown.