The Green Table's Ramp Cocktail Recipe

The Green Table's Ramp Cocktail Recipe
Staff Writer
The Green Table's Ramp Cocktail  Recipe

Arthur Bovino

Also known as the Garden Gibson, The Green Table's seasonal cocktail makes the most of the fleeting ramp crop.

"The recipe came from our chef. We had a ton of them so he just decided to pickle them. It's really a variation on the dirty martini. Ramps are only around for a short time, so [by pickling them] we can keep the cocktail going through the summer," says Rick Hickman, the restaurant's general manager and beverage director.


  • 2 ounces vodka or Farmer's Organic Gin
  • Splash Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • Ice
  • Picked ramp juice, plus pickled ramp for garnish


Combine the vodka or gin with the dry vermouth over ice in bar mixing glass. Shake or stir vigorously.

Pour a very small amount of pickled ramp juice into chilled martini glass. Swirl and discard. Strain martini into the glass and garnish with one pickled ramp.

Ramp Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Ramp Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.