Smoky Tea Caesar

This quintessential brunch libation is kicked up a notch with Organic Lapsang Souchong tea. The tea’s smokiness is the perfect new-kid-on-the-block in this otherwise trad mix. You’ll love it and your brunch mates will love you for making this teeny taste tweak on an old favourite!
Ingredients (makes 4 servings)
  • 2 heaping tsp. Organic Lapsang Souchong
  • 2 cups (500mL) boiling water
  • 2 limes, each cut into four wedges
  • 3 tbsp. (45mL) celery salt
  • 4 cups (1000mL) ice
  • ½ cup (130mL) vodka
  • 4 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 32 fluid ounces (4 cups) Caesar mix (or tomato and clam juice cocktail), chilled
  • celery stalks for garnish (as many as you like ;)

Organic Lapsang Souchong Caesar Garnish

Directions: For One 8-ounce Drink
  • Steep Organic Lapsang Souchong in boiling water for five minutes. Strain out the tea leaves and let tea cool to room temperature. (Tea can be prepared a couple of days in advance.)
  • Swipe the rim of a highball cocktail glass with lime wedge.
  • Rim the glass by pouring celery salt in small dish, and place rim of the glass into the salt to coat.
  • Add ice to glass.
  • Pour one ounce of cooled Organic Lapsang Souchong tea into glass.
  • Add 1-ounce vodka, and a dash each of Worcestershire and Tabasco sauce.
  • Top with Caesar mix (or tomato and clam juice cocktail).
  • Garnish with celery stalk(s) and a wedge of lime.