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Red Wine Ceasers // JustineCelina.com


I love red wine. I also love caesars. It was really only a matter of time before I tried them together in a cocktail -- and it is so, so delicious! In fact, I don't think I can ever go back -- I've ruined traditional caesars for myself. The idea of the red wine caesar initially came to me on a beautiful summer day (a caesar Sunday, in fact!) at my family's acreage. After a couple of caesars I thought, "Hey! I bet a splash of red wine would be really good in here!". Well, it turns out that it wasn't just the vodka talking! The addition of red wine adds a certain je ne sais quoi to the traditional caesar -- it intensifies and enriches the flavours much like adding wine to a red pasta sauce or gravy would. And I didn't stop there -- my recipe also calls for a splash of olive juice (I'm dirty martini fan, as well!). If you're looking for a sophisticated twist on the classic Canadian caesar, this cocktail is for you!
Course Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Justine


Red Wine Caesar

  • Matt & Steve’s Caesar Rimmer
  • 1 - 1.5 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec
  • 6 oz Clamato juice
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce (or more if you like your caesars dirty)
  • 2 dashes hot sauce
  • Splash of Matt & Steve’s Hot & Spicy Bn’Olive Olive Juice
  • Splash of fresh lemon juice


  • 2 Matt & Steve’s Hot & Spicy Extreme Beans

  • 2 Matt & Steve’s Hot & Spicy Bn’Olives
  • 1 small celery stalk


  1. Rim cocktail glasses with caesar rimmer. First, squeeze a thin layer of lemon juice onto a small saucer. Then, turn cocktail glasses upside down, first dipping the rim into the lemon juice to coat it. Then, coat the rim in caesar rimmer. The citrus base is what makes the rimmer stick!

  2. Add as much ice as you like to each glass.

  3. Pour a shot of vodka over top.

  4. Add a shot of red wine.

  5. Fill glasses with rest of the liquid ingredients, and a pinch of caesar rimmer. Mix thoroughly.

  6. Garnish with 2 Matt & Steve’s Hot & Spicy Extreme Beans, 2 Matt & Steve’s Hot & Spicy Bn’Olives and 1 small celery stalk. Cheers!

Recipe Notes

The wine you choose will depend on your personal preference and palette. I liked Malbec a little more than Cabernet Sauvignon, but the rest of my recipe testers preferred Cabernet Sauvignon in these caesars. Choose your favourite dry, full-bodied red wine -- spicy or oaky notes pair well with caesar flavours. I personally think Argentinian Malbecs are especially good in this cocktail!