Retro Cocktail for October: The Gibson

Roger Sterling with his "Gibson". Don Draper with his "Old Fashioned". (See Retro Cocktail for September...) As with so many classic cocktail creations, this month’s RETRO COCKTAIL, “The Gibson”, has a history that’s more legend than fact. Stories and tall tales abound of pickled onions and various men named “Gibson”. A common theme is that of a businessman who wants to remain sober during an important three-martini business lunch. He calls the bartender aside and asks for his martini to be chilled water instead of gin, with a Pearl onion as the garnish instead of the customary olives. This way he can distinguish his faux martini from the real ones on the serving tray, which will allow him t

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