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.
Often overshadowed by its forerunner, the mint julep, the origin of the classic whiskey smash stands open to interpretation. The earliest dates back to 1862 and talks about a peculiarly American drink wildly popular among the denizens of the South. The recipe called for a simple concoction of muddled mint leaves and sugar with equal parts peach and regular brandy served over cracked ice.
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.