It’s Monday and you may be twirling your chair at your desk thinking “Man, what happened to the weekend?!” and I totally get ya. However, as much as I love the weekend, I am also a believer that you should extend that same Friyay feeling whenever possible.
One of the things I love the most is brunch, obvi (call me a basic bitch, but seriously, brunch is the shizzzz, yo!). I remember trying to explain the concept of brunch to this French friend who refuses to give into it, he calls it “sloppy weekend mess” haha. Call it whatever you want, but it’s still pretty fantastic, especially when you are catching up with your crew and sippi’ on some cocktails.
With the whole weekend vibe in mind, I wanted to share with you a Caesar recipe that packs both, booze and a snack, a charcuterie inspired snack nonetheless: YAAS! You can enjoy one of these bad boys on a Monday, Sunday or any day of the week you need that “oh man love the weekend” feeling.
Recipe after the jump!
As mentioned the recipe includes a snack within a drink, and though some places here in Canada go overboard with the whole “snack in a drink” thing (for reals, some of them have half a roasted chicken on top, like how the fuck do you eat that haha) we are keeping it simple with a charcuterie inspired skewer.
Also, there’s a little surprise in the rim: ground Kettle Brand Classic Caesar chips! Muah ha ha. Caesar within a caesar, so meta. This idea happened when the guys from Kettle Brand suggested the pairing and I was totally game for it. As you may know, caesar cocktails are a national pride thing here in Canada, so I think this drink does justice to it.
Ok, let’s get boozing!
The Caesar Snacker
Makes 1 cocktail
For the skewer:
– Spicy cured spanish chorizo
– 1 piece of grana padano or other sharp cheese (blue cheese is a good combo too)
– A few olives, I suggest castelvetrano, gaeta, or nyon which have a less briney flavour and more meaty
For the cocktail:
– 1 bag of Kettle Brand Caesar chips
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– 1 teaspoon corse sea salt
– 1 cup clamato
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
– 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
– 1/2 teaspoon horseradish
– 1.5 shots of vodka (or just make it a double already :P)
– Pinch of black pepper
1. Place about 1 cup of the caesar chips, the black pepper and coarse sea salt in a food
processor and pulse a few times until you get fine crumbles. Place caesar crumbles on a plate. To rim the glass, rub a lemon on the top edge of your cocktail glass and dip it into the caesar crumbles.
2. Now make the cocktail: mix the rest of the ingredients in a cocktail mixing beaker with ice, stir for about a minute until all ingredients have incorporated. Check for seasoning (I like mine slightly tangy and spicy).
3. Pour the cocktail in a glass filled with ice
4. Stick the snack skewer in the glass and sip!
Cheers to feeling like a Friyay on a Monday!
Post and recipe created in partnership with Kettle Brand, all views my own