2024 is upon us and many people celebrate the passing of another year with a beverage. In the world of mixology, it is common practice to push the boundaries of flavours.

While onions might not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when thinking of a refreshing drink, there are a surprising number of onion-inspired drinks out there for you to discover.

Today, we’ll share two of our favourite recipes with you:

Caramelised onion martini

Ingredients: 60ml vodka, 30ml caramelised onion syrup, 15ml dry vermouth, dash of bitters

In a mixing glass, combine the vodka, caramelised onion syrup, dry vermouth, and bitters. Fill the glass with ice and stir well. Strain the mixture into a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of caramelised onion for an extra touch.

Spicy onion margarita

Ingredients: 60ml tequila, 30ml spicy onion syrup, 30ml triple sec, 30ml fresh lime juice, chili powder and salt for rimming

Rim a glass with a mixture of chili powder and salt. In a shaker, combine the tequila, spicy onion syrup, triple sec, and fresh lime juice. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass. Garnish with a slice of jalapeño for an extra touch.

As we delve into the world of onion-inspired cocktails and beverages, it becomes clear that the versatile onion has the potential to elevate our drinking experience in unexpected ways. These recipes are just a glimpse into the countless possibilities that await those willing to embrace the creativity that comes with thinking outside the glass. Will you be giving them a try?

M&P Engineering is a leading manufacturer and supplier of food processing equipment and our most popular machine is the Large Onion Peeling machine.

M&P’s Large Onion Peeling machine uses self-adjusting floating knives to top, tail, and peel onions of 45mm to 115mm diameter. The machine is easy to operate due to its simplistic mechanism and design and, thanks to the dry peeling process the product remains in pristine condition once it has been peeled.

Onions come in a wide range of shapes and colours, and common onions grow in 3 different colours: red, white, and yellow, each having their own characteristics. Different onions can come in different sizes too, but for M&P’s Onion Peeling Machine that isn’t a problem. Red onions and shallots are particularly hard to handle, due to their irregular shape and size, but with our equipment, the process couldn’t be easier.

M&P Engineering also offers a wide range of food processing machinery in addition to onion peeling machines, including our freshcut machinery: the Carousel Grid Cutting machine and the Radish Top & Tailer.

To learn more about us and our machines, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team today. Call us on +44 (0)161 872 8378 or contact us here

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