How To: Cocktail Onions

The saffron in Cadenhead’s Old Raj Gin is a perfect accompaniment to these homemade cocktail onions, especially in a Gibson made with Noilly Prat Vermouth.



Step one:

In a large pot filled with water, simmer 2 pounds of white and red pearl onions for 1 minute. Remove the onions from the heat and submerge them in an ice bath. Peel the onions when cool.

Step two:

In a small pot, combine 1 cup apple cider vinegar, ½ cup white wine vinegar, ½ cup water, ½ cup salt, ½ cup sugar and 2 teaspoons honey. Fill a tea bag with 1 teaspoon pickling spice, pinches of saffron, ground cardamom, clove, ginger and toasted fennel seeds. Seal the tea bag with string, and add it to the pot.

Step three:

Add the peeled onions to the pot, set over low heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Let onions cool, and refrigerate in an airtight container. Enjoy for a month.

Edit Module
Edit Module

Related Articles

Everything You Need to Know About Sweet Wine

Here’s your everything guide on how the sweet stuff is made, plus six elixirs that will electrify your Valentine's Day.

Do You Need a Cellar?

If your storage specs aren’t up to snuff, you’re putting your pleasure and your hard-earned dough at risk.

A Drink with Robert De Niro

We talk to the Academy Award-winning actor and restaurateur about his favorite cocktail and new vodka.

Riding Santa Barbara's Urban Wine Wave

Six wineries opt for city warehouse space over estate vineyards.
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit Module

Subscribe

You can unsubscribe at any time. View an example of our newsletter.

Edit Module
Edit Module

Shop

Edit Module
>
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit Module

Related Web Articles