One of my favorite things about the caesar cocktail is the endless options for garnishes! You basically get a salad with your drink.
While a traditional caesar is made with clamato juice and vodka, Gin is definitely my spirit of choice (hence the fact that I have a reserve bottle that I save for special occasions). Because I know it’s not always the norm and Gin definitely changes the flavor profile I thought it would be fun to share a gin caesar recipe! If Gin isn’t your thing (it happens) you could also experiment with adding tequila instead of vodka or even beer to create a “red eye”. Definitely, a lot of options to explore.
I love a good caesar cocktail especially while sitting out on a patio along the waterfront, and with summer just around the corner (one can dream right?), you can imagine my excitement when French’s reached out to invite me to test their new Caesar Cocktail Mixes. I tried the Fully Loaded Cocktail Mix, as well as the Traditional Cocktail Mix.
THE ULTIMATE GIN CAESAR
2 oz Gin
6 oz French’s Ceasar Mix.
Splash of Olive Brine
3 dashes of Worcestershire
3 dashes of Hot sauce (I used Frank’s Red Hot Sauce)
Freshly squeezed lime juice
Salt and Pepper
Rim with lime juice and seasoning
Bacon Strip (I used low salt Turkey)
Rim a highball glass with a lime or lemon wedge, and using a flat dish spread with seasoning salt, and turn the glass to twist and coat. If you’re not sure what to use you can try celery salt, Steak Seasoning (not kidding), or a premade caesar mix. It sounds strange but anything you can season meat with you can rim your glass with for caesars.
Fill your glass with ice cubes (I find three is the magic number since you’re adding a lot of other stuff) and top with the 2 ounces of Gin.
Add the Worcestershire, Frank’s RedHot Sauce salt & pepper, and lime juice and olive brine.
ADD celery stick and stir well. Garnish with olives, cucumber, lemon, lime or bacon. Whatever else you fancy! Trust me when I was looking up recipe there was nothing that was off limits for a caesar garnish. From hamburgers to grilled cheese, lobster tails, and shrimp the caesar world is your oyster.
I’m not going to lie I was drinking this bevy before I even finished shooting it. In hindsight, I should have made two one for me to shoot and one for me to drink. I was so impressed with how this cocktail turned out. IT WAS SO GOOD. I’ll definitely pick up the French’s Caesar Cocktail mix again.
I REALLY like the both flavors, but I did REALLY like Fully Loaded one more (of course). Also, I like mine SUPER spicy so feel free to add more Franks if you do too. Since I basically feel like a pro now I can’t wait to host my favorite girls for a round of caesars.
Happy National Caesar Day! What are your favorite caesar recipes??
This post was sponsored by French’s, however, all opinions expressed are my own.