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Ungava Gin + a Spicy & Dirty Caesar #Recipe

UNGAVA CANADIAN PREMIUM GIN

+ an Ungava Gin Spicy & Dirty Caesar Recipe

ungava gin caesar

Chris’ favourite alcoholic beverage of choice is a Caesar. Its the first drink he thinks of when he wants something other than a beer, and normally the drink he orders when we go out. I am not much of a drinker (it is a rare occasion when I indulge in an alcoholic beverage), but Chris likes to kick back and relax on the weekends with a drink or four. Recently, we received the opportunity to test out Ungava Gin.

Ungava Gin is made in Quebec, Canada with 100% Canadian ingredients. It is 100% natural, and contains rare botanicals from the Canadian North: Nordic Juniper Berries, Arctic Blend, Labrador Tea, Crowberry, Cloudberry and Wild Rose Hip.

ungava gin

Fun Fact:
Juniper Berries are not actually berries. They are the female seed from a juniper bush, and this is what gives Gin its “Christmas” or “Pine” smell and flavour.

Photo Borrowed from wikimedia.org

 

The Caesar (which was invented by Walter Chell in 1969 in Calgary) is a Canadian classic cocktail that appears on the menu/drink list of pretty much every establishment in Calgary (and I’m sure throughout all of Canada). If you are Canadian, chances are you’ve had a Caesar before. It is one of those drinks where you can be creative without ruining the integrity of the drink itself.

How to make an Double Ungava Gin Spicy & Dirty Caesar Cocktail

Collect your ingredients for a photo op.

caesarDon’t forget the Ungava Gin!

ungava gin

Start with a cup. A mason jar works great (and screams out I AM CANADIAN, especially one with a Caesar recipe already written on it). If you don’t have a Caesar  mason jar, you should buy one! I bought a set of two at Chapters/Indigo in December. Hurry, go buy a set. I’ll wait.

Caesar

Next, you need to rim your jar! To rim the jar, mix equal parts celery salt, salt, and ground pepper together in a shallow bowl or plate. Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of your jar, and then dip your jar into the salt mix. Make sure you remember to rim the jar BEFORE you start adding your ingredients (unlike Chris who had to pour out ingredients, rim the jar, and then add the ingredients back in).

caesar

Add about 2 ounces of Ungava Gin (1 ounce if you prefer a single and 3 ounces if you prefer a really strong drink).

ungava gin caesar

Add Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce (a little or a lot, its up to you). For fun, try pronouncing WORCESTERSHIRE. If you are not sure how to say it, watch this video for some help!

To make a Spicy & Dirty Caesar, add double the amount of Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce as you would add for a regular Caesar.

ungava gin caesar ungava gin caesar Add Salt & Pepper (to taste) and the lime wedge (used when rimming the cup). Add ice cubes (if you didn’t add them in the beginning).

ungava gin caesar

Fill your cup with Clamato and stir.

caesar

Garnish however you like. Chris likes to garnish his with a lot of pickled asparagus (or beans) and lime.

caesar

Chris normally prepares his Caesars with Vodka, but he said that he actually preferred the Gin Caesar. It has been about 15 years since he has had Gin, and now he can’t remember why he has stayed away from it, but I’m guessing its because he tried to drink straight Gin, outside of a cocktail.

Gin is basically a flavoured vodka, and as such can be used as a vodka substitute in a lot of alcoholic beverages. Gin is not a “sipping” alcohol, and is best mixed with other ingredients. Because Gin is derived from a complex mix of natural botanicals, it is the perfect choice for cocktails, such as this Ungava Gin Caesar.

For more information, and cocktail ideas, visit the Ungava GIN website and the official Facebook page!

ungava gin

Website http://ungava-gin.com/en/home/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ungava.canadian.gin/

Enjoy! Remember to always drink responsibly and NEVER drink and drive!

 

 


Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, binge watching 90s television on Netflix, and entering contests.


Disclosure: I received samples from UNGAVA for testing and review purposes. Opinions in this post are honest, and my own, and have not been altered or influenced in any way.


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19 Comments

  1. s powell

    Looks like a good drink recipe.

  2. Lynda Cook

    I used to be a big caesar drinker but only used vodka, never ever thought of using gin, I just might have to try it!

  3. SarahJ

    With the warm weather approaching ( I hope) I start to crave a drink on the patio. I like the gin vs. vodka option! Can’t wait to try on a sunny day.

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I very rarely drink alcohol these days and a Caesar wouldn’t be my choice anyway I’m sorry to say.

  5. Debbie White Beattie

    I LOVE Cesars, they’re the best drink with a kick to them. I’ve been drinking Caesars since I started drinking but I’ve always used vodka. I’ve never tasted gin before let alone dirty gin but I’d be willing to give it a try.

  6. Judy Cowan

    Not a fan of Gin or Caesars 🙁 But it does look like a nice drink for those who do.

  7. Calvin F.

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a Caesar, it’d be fun to try my first one.

  8. Karen E. Hill

    Makes me want to take up drinking!

  9. Cindy Peterson

    I might just have to try making a batch of these for my next meet up with old pals.

  10. Louise

    Hubby loves this type of drinks. I will have to make a batch for him

  11. Hailey

    Liiks yummy!

  12. Sounds very delicious. I always love trying different Caesar recipes.
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  13. Allie f

    The drink resilres are inspiring

  14. monique s

    this looks so refreshing. I have never heard of this before and am going to try the recipe….thanks

  15. Jessica W.

    Truth be told, it takes a lot for me to switch from wine, but I would like to try this gin drink sometime!

  16. Crissie Woolard

    This looks great. I may have to give it a shot this weekend. Thank you for the tips and ideas.

  17. Dana Rodriguez

    That looks really good..thanks for the recipe. I love those mugs!

  18. Lauryn R

    I have never had one of these drinks before! But, like you, I am not a drinker at all. In fact, it has been over 3 years since I have had alcohol. I have just never been a big fan of it, especially the after effects! But I do like drinks like this, where you cannot taste the fact that it has any in it. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  19. Jennifer Smith

    This is my next ceased recipe to try.

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