How to Make It
Add the gin, vermouth, and bitters to the glass. Stir well, add one large ice cube, then garnish with three vermouth-soaked cocktail onions on a cocktail pick. Enjoy.
Why We Like It
The Gibson is traditionally served in a martini or coupe glass, but since there’s something so nice about drinking a cocktail that clinks, this Gibson Martini is served on the rocks — even better on one giant rock. Big ice cubes look cool, but they also serve a purpose: they don’t melt as quickly as smaller cubes, so your drink won’t get watered down while you take your time to sip it like a gentleman. While we’re breaking some rules, this version of the Gibson also calls for a few dashes of orange bitters — an ingredient that’s generally considered verboten for this drink. Sometimes, taste trumps tradition.