Golden Gibson

60ml Finlandia Vodka
9ml Benedictine
Marinated onions

A couple of days in advance take a jar of small silverskin onions in vinegar, add two teaspoons of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of turmeric and a few saffron stamens, shake well and leave to marinate.
Stir vodka and Benedictine over ice and strain into a frozen martini glass, garnish with a pair of the onions on a cocktail stick. (You can tell if they have marinated enough when the tips of the onions are deep red.)

An update of the classic Gibson cocktail, showing the creative elements in any stirred up drink. We replaced the dry vermouth with sweet herbaceous liqueur, and produced our own marinated onions to pull all the flavours together. Cheers to the Jeveons for the basis for this recipe.

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