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8 Reasons Onions Should Absolutely Never Go Into A Cocktail

By Brian Dillon

June 5, 2019 at 4:25pm


Okay, this has been bugging me far too much.

Last night, I was out for a friend's birthday in a swanky cocktail bar in Dublin, and after a few non-alcoholic beers, I decided to just splash out on a cocktail, and I have never been more shook.

When the waiter came to the table, he placed my very pretty drink onto the table. All seemed well until I realised there was an ONION in my drink.

Now, I know fancy folk have some very acquired tastes, but lads, onion in a cocktail? That just screams 'notions' to me.

When I put it out to the table, opinion was split. Half of us were absolutely shaken to the core that an onion could be part of a cocktail, and the other half thought it was pretty standard.

So, here's why it was just pure horrendous.

It tasted like onion water

Once I knew the onion was in there, it's all I could taste.

It just crosses so many lines

Who gave them permission to do this? And what person thought to themselves, 'you know what would make this better? An onion. An onion would make this better.'?

A person with notions, that's who.

Certain foods just don't go together

I love sweet chilli sauce. I love ice-cream. Do I put them together? Absolutely not.

I could taste it for hours

To be honest, I can still kinda taste it now.

I haven't stopped thinking about it

I haven't been able to bring myself to look at an onion since, and don't know if I ever will.

It was so expensive

I paid so much to have them make a delightful cocktail to then throw an onion in it. Not on.

My breath

Gurl, I don't even want to go into it.

It would have tasted so good without the onion

If it weren't for that pesky... little... onion!!!


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