My husband is the bartender in our house. Though we both did stints as a bartender, mine was much shorter than his and therefore he’s much more accomplished at shaking and stirring.
I also think it’s only fair that since I make the majority of the meals in our house, he gets to make the majority of the cocktails. We have a 60/40 rule and we try to stick to it.
Here’s one of my favorites:
Bloody Caesar Recipe
Fill a large glass 3/4 full with ice and add the following:
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- a splash of Tabasco (more or less to taste)
- a dash of freshly-crushed black pepper
- fill glass with Clamato
- Add a slice of lemon, twisting before adding (or lime, if you prefer)
We love Ketel One for mixed drinks and Tito’s for martinis. We never jumped on the Grey Goose wagon and, after having it, stand by our conviction to drink Ketel One and Tito’s. A beer back goes great with a Bloody Caesar, if you’re so inclined, which sometimes we are.
Feel free to add some garden to this, just like you would a Bloody Mary: pickles, pepperocini, olives, shrimp, celery…you get the idea.