How To Make A House & Home Caesar

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Elevate the quintessential Canadian cocktail with this recipe that’s a giant step up from the average caesar. Created by the team at Walter, the makers of Canadian all-natural craft caesar mix, this version is made with only real, high-quality ingredients — including clam juice from a sustainable fishery — and is prepared in small batches in Canada.

Cofounders and partners Josh Linde, Zack Silverman and Aaron Harowitz share their tips for making a better caesar, and their recipe for a House & Home Caesar below.

  1. Use premium spirits. Using a premium spirit is always the starting point. The quality of the alcohol you use makes a big difference in the finished product. 
  2. Add lots of ice. We think the very best way to make a caesar is to fill the glass with chunks of ice right up to the rim.
  3. Squeeze in some fresh citrus. There’s no replacement for fresh citrus. A squeeze of fresh lime or lemon always brightens up a caesar and makes it better.
  4. Get a great mix. Using a premium all-natural mix that is made in Canada is the most important thing, of course! 
Ingredients

Sweet Smoky Maple Rim

  • 2 parts smoky maple tea (try it from Pluck Tea)
  • 1 part flake salt
  • 1 part Demerara sugar
  • 1 part dried basil

Sweet Spicy Syrup

  • 2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp peppercorns (tri-color)
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 6 Thai chilis, halved lengthwise

Caesar

  • 1/6 lemon wedge cut in half
  • 1 tbsp Canadian Merlot (try Borsao wine)
  • 1 tbsp sweet spicy syrup (recipe above)
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1 tsp Sriracha
  • 1.5 oz. Canadian vodka (try Georgian Bay Vodka)
  • Walter Craft Caesar Mix (Mild Spice)
  • Canadian honey (for rim)
  • Seasonal local charcuterie (try it from Seed to Sausageand/or cooked shrimp (for garnish)

 

Directions

Sweet Smoky Maple Rim

  1.  Pulse tea in dry blender or spice grinder until quite fine. Add salt, sugar and basil, and mix by spoon. Store sealed in a cool dry area.

Sweet Spicy Syrup

  1. Bring ingredients to a rolling boil in a heavy bottom pot. Seal and store for up to two weeks refrigerated.

Caesar

  1. Brush honey onto rim of mason jar and roll in Sweet Smoky Maple Rim.
  2. Add lemon and Merlot into glass, muddle slightly.
  3. Add Sweet Spicy Syrup, Worcestershire, Sriracha and vodka. Stir. Fill with ice and add Walter Craft Caesar Mix to rim. Stir to combine.
  4. Flower thinly sliced charcuterie on two skewers, drape over edge of glass.
Source:
Courtesy of Walter Craft Caesar Mix
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