Blood-Orange Cocktail Onions for Gibsons

The substitution of a cocktail onion for an olive or a lemon twist turns a martini into a Gibson. These citrusy orbs are especially wonderful with gin.

  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups
Blood-Orange Cocktail Onions for Gibsons

Photography: chris court

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2012


  • 1 cup blood-orange juice
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cups (8 ounces) frozen pearl onions, thawed


  1. Bring juice to a simmer in a small pot, and simmer until reduced by half. Add vinegar, salt, zest, and onions, and gently simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool, then transfer to a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate onions at least 8 hours before serving.

Cook's Notes

Pickled onions can be refrigerated up to 6 weeks.


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