Don’t walk away, seriously! This works. If you like your drinks a little stronger, then this one is for you. No one in my family likes what basically amounts to drinking straight spirits, apart from me. So I got to enjoy this one all to myself. I was in one of those situations where everyone tried it, pulled a face, said it was nice but too strong and handed it back to me. So I got one compliment and that’s all I need.
This drink doesn’t taste like onions… much. It won’t make you smell like onions, is what I should have said. The pickle juice is a wonderful mixture of sour and sweet which works really well with the floral notes in the gin and balances out the dryness of the vermouth. Just give it a go and stop questioning me!
You will need:
2 Parts Gordon’s Gin
1 Part Dry Vermouth
1/2 shot of Pickled Onion Juice (just from the jar, trust me)
2 Pickled Onions (for garnish)
How to make:
- Fill your cocktail shaker with ice
- Pour in your spirits and the onion juice
- Make sure your Martini glass is nice and cold
- Strain your drink into your glass
- Drop in your garnish and away you go!
And just so that you know this isn’t an elaborate prank, here’s a picture of me thoroughly enjoying this drink