Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar’s Craft Caesar

Reinventing a classic.

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MONTECRISTO invited some of the country’s best bartenders and mix masters to share their unique spins on a quintessential Canadian drink, using Walter All-Natural Craft Caesar Mix.

At Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, we pride ourselves on serving the highest quality seafood and innovative, inspired cocktails to Vancouverites. This Creole Caesar is the perfect pairing to our selection of fresh oysters and catches, and was inspired by a passion for home cooking. I’m completely in love with New Orleans and what it means to the cocktail community, and couldn’t think of a better way to blend Canada‘s official cocktail with a touch of the south.

INGREDIENTS

Creole Caesar pre-mix

In a 2 litre container, blend together:

1 litre Walter All-Natural Craft Caesar Mix Mildly Spiced

125 ml filtered water

125 ml fresh lime

75 ml Worcestershire sauce

75 ml Tabasco

2 tbsp. Creole seasoning

Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to seven days. Shake well before use.

Creole seasoning

2.5 tbsp. mild paprika

2 tbsp. kosher salt

1 tbsp. onion powder

1 tbsp. ground black pepper

1 tbsp. ground cayenne pepper

1 tbsp. dried oregano

1 tbsp. dried thyme

Creole Caesar rim

2 tbsp. black peppercorns

1 tbsp. celery salt

0.5 tbsp. dried chili flakes

In a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, crush to a fine grind.

Pickled okra garnish

2 lbs. fresh young okra, washed and stems trimmed

4 dried chilies split

2 tsp. mustard seeds

12 sprigs fresh dill

4 cloves garlic

1 tsp. peppercorns

0.25 cups kosher salt

2 cups rice wine vinegar

2 cups filtered water

In four sterilized 1-litre jars, divide evenly to each jar:

1 half chili

1 garlic clove

0.5 tsp. peppercorns

Pack tightly okra pods in each jar, alternating each pod stem up and then stem down. In a saucepan, bring to boil salt, vinegar, and water. Pour evenly over the okra in each jar. Seal with lid and store for two weeks before use.

METHOD

In a 12 oz. beer glass, dip rim in pickled okra brine and then dip in Creole Caesar rim

Fill glass with cubed ice

Add 1 oz. vodka

Add 5 oz. Creole Caesar pre-mix

Garnish with pickled okra

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August 25, 2015