The Canadian Caesar
It might not be as obvious as hockey or maple syrup, but the savoury caesar is a Canadian staple (we're averaging about 350 million glass-fulls a year!). So what better bevvy to sip on this Canada Day weekend? Walter, the Canadian-based all-natural craft maker, has dreamt up a concoction that takes patriotism to the next level: Playfully named the Johnny Mac (after our first Prime Minister, John A. MacDonald), it's a little sweet, a little salty and a whole lot of fun. Try it yourself!
- Lime juice (1/8” deep poured on to a small plate to adhere spices)
- 1 tbsp maple sugar 1 tbsp course sea salt
- 1/4 tsp sumac powder Ice 3 oz Walter All-Natural Craft Caesar Mix (Well Spiced)
- 1 1/2 oz Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers White Rye
- 8-12 drops Celery or Angelica Bitters
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Cabernet Sauvignon (you know you have one open already)
- Cucumber spear – 1/4 cucumber cut to 5” length
- Grilled prawn
- Wedge lemon
- Mix the maple sugar through sumac powder in a shallow dish. Dip the rim of your cup upside down in the lime juice, then in the seasoning mixture. (We recommend heavily seasoning half the glass, so you can try it both ways.)
- Fill a 14 oz rocks-style glass to the brim with ice. Add the Walter Well Spiced Craft Caesar Mix, white rye, bitters and lemon juice. Stir gently but thoroughly with a bar spoon.
- Gently “float” the Cabernet Sauvignon by pouring it over the back of the bar spoon, so it stays mostly on top but starts to trickle down into the rest of the drink.
- Wrap the prawn around the end of the cucumber spear and secure it with a toothpick.
- Finish by adding the lemon wedge.