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Peggy Olson (Mad Men)

Classic Gibson Cocktail

Cocktails & Beverages from Issue 11 – Summer 2017 – Heroines

Two of TV’s most iconic glass ceiling-breakers, Mad Men’s Peggy Olson 
and Murphy Brown, were separated by decades, but they had much in common: confident, driven, unconcerned with people-pleasing, and reliant on smarts, not feminine wiles. Because they wouldn’t have the time or desire (or ingredients) to whip up something elaborate, we envisioned simple eggs accessorized with a tangy relish culled from those condiments lingering in the fridge—including cocktail onions, which Murphy still has on hand from her pre-Betty Ford days, and Peggy always has ready for a Gibson cocktail.

makes 1 cocktail

  • 2 ½ oz gin
  • ½ oz vermouth
  • 2 pearl onions

  • Shake gin and vermouth in an ice filled shaker with gusto. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with two skewered onions. Drink then repeat.