We like to drink Caesar’s in our family! Especially the morning after getting a little too carried away, if you know what I mean… That said, we also make the best Caesar’s around. The best I have ever tasted anyways! And everyone who has tasted them says the same thing.
So with Ceasers being so big in our family, my younger sister Sam and my daughter Jessica both wanted to learn how to make the famous concoction. So we taught them, Debbie and I both thinking, “Great! Now we dont have to make them!” However, as the years have passed, I have heard the two of them say, “I make the best Caesar” many times which is funny to the rest of us because one, ummm…, who taught you how to make those Caesar’s? And two, you don’t even drink them so how do you know! But hey, if that’s what it takes to get a drink made for me then yup, you definitely make the best Caesar, Ill take two. And to be truthful, both of them make the best Caesar ever ;).
The secret ingredient in our Caesar is… Pickle juice! Yup, that’s it. I know for some people it sounds very weird, I get a funny look when I order a side of pickle juice with my Caesar at a restaurant, but those of you who have tried it, you know what Im talking about. And hey, don’t knock it till you try it. And actually, if you have spicy bean juice handy, that works just as well or better yet, throw in a little of both!
As if that wasn’t enough, we have recently made our own Savory Infused Vodka that takes our Caesar to even another level. Check it out by clicking the link.
Quick Ceaser fact: The Caeser was invented in Calgary, Alberta in 1969 by restaurateur Walter Chell to celebrate the opening of a new Italian restaurant in the city. It quickly became a popular mixed drink within Canada where over 350 million Caesars are consumed annually and it has inspired numerous variants. However, the drink remains virtually unknown outside the country. (Wikipedia)
Its crazy that even in the US, its hard to order a Caesar. Instead you get a Bloody Mary which doesnt hold a candle to the Caesar. We Canadians can get a little obsessive about our Caesars. I met a group of Canadian girls in Thailand who had brought a few small bottles of clamato with them on their backpacking trek and they generously shared one with me. It was a precious commodity!
Sam and Jess' "I Make the Best Caesar" Caesar
- Lime wedges
- Celery salt or whatever Spice you like to use
- 2 oz (or so) of Vodka or Infused Vodka
- 2 - 4 oz of Pickle juice
- Couple splashes of Worcestershire Sauce
- Couple splashes of Tabasco or Franks Red Hot Sauce
- Take a lime wedge and run it around the top rim of your glass, then dunk the rim in the Celery Salt, fill the glass with ice.
- Pour in the Vodka and the Pickle juice Squeeze in some lime juice ( I like at least 2 wedges, but I usually have a bit more. I like it limy)
- Fill to the top with Clamato Juice
- Sprinkle some Montreal Steak Spice in, or you can use Garlic Plus, or Lemon Pepper...
- Stir and garnish with Spicy Beans, or Olives or whatever you like.