Ramp Gibson

[Photo: Kelly Carámbula]

A little bit of pickled ramp brine brings an earthy, slightly sweet onion flavor to this classic cocktail. Make sure to use a fresh bottle of vermouth, and store your vermouth in the fridge for no more than a month.

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Ramp Gibson

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 1
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:Mixing glass, cocktail strainer, chilled martini glass
This recipe appears in: Serious Entertaining: Ramps Ramps Ramps Ramps Ramps Drinking in Season: Ramp Gibson


  • 1 pickled ramp with 1/4 ounce of its pickling liquid
  • 2 1/2 ounces gin, such as Hendricks
  • Splash dry vermouth, such as Dolin


  1. 1

    Place a martini glass in the freezer about 30 minutes prior to making the cocktail. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the pickled ramp brine, gin, and vermouth. Stir for about 1 minute (about 50 stirs).

  2. 2

    Strain cocktail into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a pickled ramp and serve immediately.

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