My brother and his wife absolutely love Caesar Cocktails and he claims this is the best recipe. Since I am more of a whiskey man myself, I decided to give this a try to see what the fuss was about.
One of the first things he told me was to pay attention to the rimmer. Apparently, Caesar Cocktails use celery salt on the rim of the glass but he prefers this Caesar Rimmer.
For those of us in the US, this is probably not an option. It would seem like a good substitute might be a good Bloody Mary Rimmer or even a rimmer of Tajin often used for a Michelada cocktail (also yummy).
My brother likes to use Tabasco for the hot sauce but you can pretty much use whatever kind you have on hand. While I always have Tabasco on hand, I also always keep a bottle of Frank's Hot Sauce. Experiment and see what you prefer!
Now some of you probably think this is simply a Bloody Mary. It is very close but the main difference between this Caesar Cocktail and a Bloody Mary is this cocktail uses Clamato Juice instead of Tomato Juice.
I am not going to preach about drinking responsibility on this food blog as we are all adults but in case you are someone you know who needs a little assistance, check out the Drink Responsibly website.
For those of you not familiar with Clamato Juice, it's basically a combination of tomato juice and clam juice. Don't worry though, the clam taste is not very strong at all. Clamato juice is also what is used for making Micheladas.
For more great recipes with Vodka, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Caesar Cocktail recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Ice Cubes, Worcestershire Sauce, Clamato Juice, Hot Sauce, Vodka, Salt, Pepper, Fresh Lime and Celery Salt. Optional garnishes include: Celery Sticks, Green Olives and Candied Bacon.
🥣 How to make a Caesar Cocktail
Rim a cocktail glass with the fresh lime and celery salt (or other rimmers).
Add ice, Worcestershire sauce, Clamato juice, hot sauce, vodka, and salt and pepper to taste.
Optionally garnish with a celery stick, bacon or green olives.
The Best Caesar Cocktail
- Ice Cubes
- 3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
- 3 oz Clamato Juice
- 3 dashes Hot Sauce, or to taste
- 1 oz Vodka
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 1 Fresh Lime
- Celery Salt, for the rim
- 1 Celery Stick
- Green Olives
- Candied Bacon
- Rim a cocktail glass with the fresh lime and celery salt (or other rimmers).
- Add ice, Worcestershire sauce, Clamato juice, hot sauce, vodka, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Optionally garnish with a celery stick, bacon or green olives.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.