Heroine’s Ultimate Caesar


Et tu, Brute? Caesars are as Canadian as Celine Dion or apologizing to the motorist who hit you with their car. This recipe will show you how to make the perfect Caesar, Heroine style!

What You’ll Need:

• A lime wedge   • Celery Salt   • Salt & Pepper   • Tabasco Sauce   • Worcestershire   • Horseradish   • Mott’s Clamato Juice   • Northern Temple Vodka   • Ice   • A pint glass   • Your garnish of choice (option ideas below)

Step 1: Using a lime wedge, rim the top of your pint glass. Be thorough and hit every inch of it. That sounded kind of dirty.

Step 2: Shake out some celery salt onto a small plate. Take your pint glass and twist the top of it thoroughly into the celery salt. If you used enough lime, you should have a thick and even consistency. If you don’t, who cares? You’ll be too buzzed to care after this drink anyways.

Step 3: Fill your pint glass half way with ice. I don’t fill it to the top so there is more room for vodka.

Step 4: Take your salt and pepper and add three dashes of each over the ice. If you’re a Caucasian, limit this to one dash of each. It might be too spicy for you.

Step 5: Add three splashes of Worcestershire (try saying that three times fast) sauce and two splashes of Tabasco. If you want it to have more kick, add another splash of each.

Step 6: Next we add the horseradish, which I believe is just a radish that a horse has repeatedly stepped on. Level out a tea spoon of this and drop it in!

Step 7: Here’s my favourite step: adding the vodka. Today I’ll be using Northern Temple, a fun new take on vodka that has a hint of natural apple sweetness. Most Caesar recipes call for 1 ½ – 2 ounces of vodka. But this is the Heroine Caesar, so we’re doing 3! (Note: this is optional. Know your limits, gurl!)

Step 8: We’re almost there! Now add in your Mott’s Clamato Juice. Take a spoon and slowly stir it all together. Have a quick taste and decide if you want to add a bit more of a certain ingredient like vodka, Tabasco sauce, or vodka.

Step 9: Caesars are designed as a meal you can drink, but they also come with snacks as garnish. Traditionally, people will add a stalk of celery to their Caesar, but I’ve also seen some mixologists use olives, cherry tomatoes, and pickles. But like I said before, this is the Heroine Caesar, so we’re stepping away from basic.

Here are some possible garnishes you can try with your Caesar:

  • A spicy bean
  • Pickled asparagus
  • A pound of bacon
  • A cheeseburger with all the fixings
  • A poutine
  • Half a Hawaiian pizza (because pineapple belongs on pizza)
  • An entire kielbasa
  • A platter of assorted sushi rolls
  • A rack of ribs
  • A tray of lasagna

Have fun making your own version of this for Sunday Brunch. If anyone tells you vodka isn’t a morning beverage, cut them out of your life-you don’t need to be around that kind of negativity!