Should the Caesar Be Your Go-To Holiday Drink?

Why yes, yes it should.

December 13, 2017

By Vancouver Magazine

Our country’s anniversary has already come and gone (happy belated 150, Canada!), but the team at Timber celebrates all year round—which is exactly why they want you to forgo the traditional rum and ’nog for a Caesar at your upcoming holiday parties. “It’s a great way to start your festive gatherings,” says Operations Manager Margot Baloro.

And there’s no better way to do it than with a DIY Caesar bar (so you can sit back and let your guests play bartender for awhile). To build one at home, simply follow the gastropub’s how-to guide—they’ve got suggestions for everything from glassware and garnishes—and read on for their best at-home Caesar making tips: “Creativity is the single most important element,” says Baloro. “Aside from that, it’s Clamato mix and go!”

Timber’s French River caesar is made with maple whisky and Clamato—and topped with smoky bacon and deep-fried cheese curds.

How to Make the Ultimate Caesar

Tip #1: Make It Personal
Caesars are open to interpretation: “If you’re not a vodka fan, switch it up with gin or whisky. Want something with more kick? Move to a tequila base.” Just remember to add garnish and other elements you know will work with your fave spirit.

Tip #2: Balance It Out
You want to achieve a perfect balance of sweet, sour, salty and spicy. “If you love heat, load up on the Sriracha,” says Baloro. Or, if you’re a fan of sweet-and-salty flavour combos, try garnishing the rim of your glass with maple syrup and Montreal steak spice.

Tip #3: Garnish It!
Show some restraint when adding garnish: “Keep it simple and intriguing,” says Baloro. “But you can get creative.” (Pro tip: whisky Caesars are great with blue-cheese-stuffed olives.)


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