How to Make a Charred Spring Onion Gibson

How to Make a Charred Spring Onion Gibson
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How to Make a Charred Spring Onion Gibson

Your new favorite spring cocktail awaits! Read on to learn how to make the Charred Spring Onion Gibson.

Start by making the pickled spring onions. Bring the vinegar, water, salt, pickling spice, sugar, and garlic to a simmer in a medium saucepan set over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes.

Heat a grill pan over high heat, toss the spring onions with the oil and place them on the hot grill.

Cook for 3 minutes or until a deep golden brown has been achieved, turn and repeat on the remaining side. Remove the onions to a heatproof bowl and pour the pickle juice over them.

Cool to room temperature, transfer to an airtight container and chill (they stay crunchy and flavorful for up to one week).

Add cracked ice, gin and vermouth to a mixing glass and stir for 25-30 seconds.

Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass and garnish with an onion.

Want to see this in action? Check out our how-to video!


We've teamed up with to bring you an exciting, new recipe perfect for spring. The unique and delicious Charred Spring Onion Gibson features freshly grilled spring onions as the star of the show. The onions add a burst of flavor to the traditional gin cocktail. It just may become your new spring cocktail obsession.

Learn how to make it step by step. Here's what you'll need:

Pickled spring onions (yield: 1 pint)
1 cup white wine vinegar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon pickling spice
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 small spring onions, roots trimmed, cut into 4-inch lengths

Cocktail (yield: 1 cocktail)
2 oz. gin
1 oz. dry vermouth
1 pickled charred spring onion bulb

Check out the slideshow above for a guide to the Charred Spring Onion Gibson, catch the video here or add it to the menu for your next event in our Host Handbook!

Bonus Tip: Throw any leftover pickling liquids into salads to add more punch to vinaigrettes. Head to for the recipes!

Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen.

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