National Caesar Day is almost here and in order to celebrate, you obviously need one in your hand. Even if you’re not a mixologist, crafting your own Caesar is just like following any recipe so you should really give it a shot. It’s honestly easier than you may think and your homemade version will surely taste better than any mix. Follow our tips below for all the ways to upgrade your at-home Caesar!
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Garnish, Garnish, Garnish
Just because you’re making a Caesar at home, doesn’t mean it has to look like it! Garnish the way the pros do with some pickled veg or a classic celery stick. However, we think you should even go all out and throw a mini slider or some bacon rashers on your skewer. Is there anything better than a delicious cocktail with a side of a tasty snack? We don’t think so.
Use Top-Quality Ingredients
This obviously should go without saying but don’t cheap out when you want to create a top-notch cocktail. Use the best ingredients your wallet allows because, especially in a cocktail, you can taste the difference. Spring for decent vodka, the good clamato juice, and fresh horseradish because there’s nothing worse than putting in the work making the drink but then sipping it and being unsatisfied. If you’re going to use a mix, make sure it’s the best!
Make Your Own Juice
Speaking of using top-quality ingredients, if you really want to take your at-home Caeser to the next level, why not make your own clamato juice? It’s surprisingly easy and you can use it in so many ways besides in a drink. To add even more flavour, why not infuse your homemade clamato juice with garlic, jalapeno, or some fresh herbs?
Get Creative With Glassware
Sure you could serve your Caeser in your everyday glasses but if you’re putting in all this effort, don’t you want it to be a real showstopper? Bring out your special glassware, you know, the ones you save for company, and let them have their moment!
Don’t Forget The Rim
Perhaps the most iconic part of a Caeser is the rim around the glass. While it seems like such a small detail, it helps give this iconic cocktail the flavour and kick we’ve all come to know and love so don’t leave it out!
Featured Image: Walter Craft Caesar