Wondering How To Make The Perfect Spicy Caesar?
Mmmmmm. Let me introduce to you one of my favourite summer drinks – The Caesar. Are they one of your faves too? As far as cocktails go, I find they can be pretty polarizing! Some absolutely LOVE them and others will say they ‘just don’t get it’. Obviously, I am one of the people claiming my love for caesars, so, before summer BBQs and after-work drinks get rolling I wanted to perfect my homemade recipe. Here is what I came up with.
I like caesars spicy, so this is a medium spicy mix. I used Walter Caesar mix as the tomato juice base. Walter Caesar mix is delicious and a great Canadian company, if you are able to get your hands on a bottle of this I highly suggest it! If not, regular Mott’s Clamato juice does the trick just as well.
Second, the garnishes are very important! I have seen some extreme garnishes. One restaurant downtown puts a slider burger on a tooth pick as a garnish. Like c’monnn!? I like to keep mine ‘simple’ and use celery, olives, pickles, and pickled beans. You can use just one, all 3, or a combo of whatever tickles your fancy – you decide!
First, wet the rim with lime juice and dip it in the rim salt to fully coat the top of the glass.
You can buy rim salt or you can make it. To make it you need:
– the juice of 1 lime (just used to wet the rim of the glass)
– 1 part salt
– 1 part onion salt
– 1 part pepper
After you have prepared the rim, fill the cup 3/4 of the way with ice. Pour all of the ingredients below individually into the glasses and give each glass a good stir with a stir stick to mix all the ingredients. Top with the garnishes of your choice on a tooth pick or skewer (at the very least a stock of celery!) and serve with a straw!
– 8 ounces Tomato Juice
– 1 ounce Vodka or Gin (optional)
– 1/2 tablespoon horseradish
– 3 drops Worchestershire sauce
– 1 teaspoon pickle juice (optional)
Be prepared for the caesar lovers in your life to be asking your secret recipe and the caesar haters in your life to ask ‘HOW you could possibly drink a drink with horseradish and pickle juice in it!?’
Well…because it’s delicious!