Kaiser
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Kaiser
Cocktail recipe

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Like its name, this aquavit-centered cocktail is a Nordic derivative of the Caesar, the classic Clamato-based Canadian cousin to the Bloody Mary. This was my response to an excess of ... more Like its name, this aquavit-centered cocktail is a Nordic derivative of the Caesar, the classic Clamato-based Canadian cousin to the Bloody Mary. This was my response to an excess of Clamato and unaged aquavit. ~ Stewart Scannell
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Base ingredient
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Clamato
Garnish
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Olive, celery
Alcohol content
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8% | 1.8 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Dash Dash Dash
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180ml 6.09oz 18cl
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl

Method
How to make a Kaiser

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Mositen the rim of the glass and then roll in celery salt, then add dash of celery salt and black pepper to the bottom of the glass
Add Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces, then aquavit
Add ice and stir to combine ingredients, then fill glass with Clamato
Garnish as desired with olives and a celery stick, and serve
~ The caraway and dill flavours of the aquavit complement the Clamato and add savoury complexity. Use Aalborg or similar unaged aquavit. Alternatively garnish for breakfast, with a skewer of bacon, sausage, hard boiled egg, herring etc. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Rim  ·  Dash  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What can replace Akvavit in the Kaiser cocktail if it's not available?

If Akvavit is unavailable, a good substitute for the Kaiser cocktail would be a quality gin, especially one with a pronounced botanical profile to mimic the caraway and dill flavors typically found in Akvavit. Vodka can also be used for a more neutral flavor.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a specific technique for adding the dashes of sauces and spices in the Kaiser cocktail?

For the Kaiser cocktail, it's best to add the dashes of pepper, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and salt directly into the glass over the ice before adding the Clamato and Akvavit. This allows the spices and sauces to integrate more evenly when you stir the drink, ensuring a consistent flavor in each sip.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the ideal way to serve a Kaiser cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The Kaiser cocktail should be served in a lowball glass over ice to keep it chilled without diluting the flavors too quickly. Using a large ice cube or sphere can further slow down the dilution, preserving the drink's robust taste profile for longer. Garnishing with a celery stick or lime wedge can add an extra layer of freshness.

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