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 Maison Publique, we are strong believers of handmade and homemade products, so our association with Walter came naturally. Almost everything else we use in the cocktail is made in our Montreal restaurant, from dill pickles to hot sauce and the spice blend. We use Akvavit in the Caesar instead of vodka because we couldn’t find any Canadian vodka that gives the flavor profile that golden Akvavit brings.
2 oz. Akvavit
5 oz. Walter All-Natural Craft Caesar Mix
Dash house-made hot sauce
Splash pickle brine
Rim: lime juice, Montréal steak spice
Garnish: house-made pickle, fresh lime wedge
In a mixing glass with ice, combine Akvavit, Walter Caesar Mix, hot sauce, and pickle brine
Rim glass with lime, Montréal steak spice
Strain cocktail over fresh ice, garnish with pickle spear
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