Shaken, Stirred & Stuffed: How Sable & Rosenfeld is Hand-Crafting your Cocktail Must-Haves

By / Wine + Drinks / March 20th, 2017 / 3

From fruits to olives to little festive umbrellas, cocktail garnishes, edible or otherwise, are a mixologist’s ornamental tradition, like the salt-rimmed glass of your favourite Bloody Mary.

Adding visual appeal and extra taste while tying together flavours and formed aromas of these cocktail concoctions, this behind-the-bar tradition of adding above-the-rim accessories dates back to as early as 1862 when mixology manual writer Jerry Thomas taught cocktail makers to add lemon peels to their beverages. He also recommended rubbing the peel around the rims of glasses for extra added oil.

For extra savoury quality, there has also been a long-standing history of people using basic olives and onions for an added delicious kick to their cocktails.  These starter additions have now transitioned from simple pearl onions and pitted olives to hand-stuffed and liquor soaked, a rising trend being shaken and stirred by Myra Sable of the garnish royalty brand, Sable and Rosenfeld.

Aware of the rising trend toward spicier garnishes and appreciation of ingredients above the rim, Myra is adding a spicy S&R twist to another traditional cocktail trimming with her newly launched Vermouth Jalapeño Tipsy Onions.

Soaked in French Vermouth and stuffed with fresh jalapeno peppers, these sweet and spicy pearl onions are sourced from Holland and can be used in a variety of top cocktails such as the classic Gibson or a not so traditional Bloody Caesar.

Curious about combining Vermouth Jalapeño Tipsy Onions with your cocktails? Here’s a spicy kick to a classic Gibson recipe:


Sable & Rosenfeld Spicy Gibson:


2½ oz gin (vodka)
½ oz dry vermouth
3 Sable & Rosenfeld Vermouth Jalapeño Tipsy Onions



Pre-chill glass. Fill martini shaker with ice cubes. Pour in gin (vodka) and vermouth. Shake. Strain into glass and garnish with 3 Vermouth Jalapeño Tipsy Onions.

Combine all ingredients.  Place in tall glass filled with ice cubes.  Stir.  Garnish with 3 Vermouth Jalapeño Tipsy Onions.


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