The zesty Spicy Whisky Caesar makes the heart get set for a serious flavour overload.
To make one cocktail, rim a highball glass with lemon wedge, then a mix of celery salt and paprika (if using). Fill the glass 3/4th with ice. Squeeze the juice from lemon wedge. Pour whisky, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Top up with Clamato. Stir to mix, then chill. Garnish with lemon wheel and pickle.
Around the late 90s, Manhattan was gaining prominence as a “drinks wasteland.” With little variety, the art of making and inventing cocktails had taken a backseat. A Cosmopolitan was as sophisticated as it could get before the Appletini came along. In a time when men dominated the scene behind the bar, a woman made her way to the forefront and revolutionised the art of making craft cocktails.
Very few cocktails are bestowed with the honor of being a city’s official drink, and in 2008 the Louisiana Legislature proclaimed Sazerac as New Orleans’. It has been a long, sauntering journey to the top for the concoction which can trace its legacy back to Aaron Bird’s bar in the French Quarter, The Sazerac Coffee House.
Recreating the days gone by has always been mankind’s way of looking into a time travelling mirror. With old-fashioned furniture and homes in vogue, the old world really has a way of appealing to the senses. There is something about old-fashioned cocktails that comforts the soul and relaxes the mind.