There was a silly memory game I played while in bartending school to remember
nuances about certain drinks. I'm rather embarrassed to admit that in this
case, Debbie Gibson singing ‘Shake Your Love’ pops in my head. I’m sure she digs onions.
Serve on the rocks or in a chilled stemmed glass, I prefer
the latter. In your shaker add ice, as
few or many drops of Dry Vermouth for your taste, 2 ounces Vodka or Gin (latter
wins again), shake your love, pour in glass, add cocktail onions for garnish.
We many never know the true origin of this
cocktail as there are a few versions
floating around. My favorite
is of an American banker named Gibson who would take his clients out for
business lunches. He would have the
bartender serve him cold water, permitting him to remain sober while his
clients, not so much. The onion garnish
served to distinguish his beverage from those of his clients.