It’s Tuesday and you may be twirling your chair at your desk thinking “Man, what happened to the weekend?!” and we hear you. However, as much as I love the weekend, I am also a believer that you should extend that same Friyay feeling whenever possible. That’s why we created Hooch! So that you could have a treat every day on us. But sometimes you can’t make it out of the house and need a pick me up so here’s a pick-me-up that has ‘eating and drinking in it’ as the Irish would say.

One of the things I love the most is brunch, as does every other sane human who eats and drinks. I remember trying to explain the concept of brunch to a French friend who refuses to give into it, he calls it “sloppy weekend mess” haha. Call it whatever you want, but it’s still pretty fantastic, especially when you are catching up with your crew and sippin’ on some cocktails.

With the desperate attempt to cling to the weekend vibe, I wanted to share with you a Caesar recipe that packs both, booze and a snack, a charcuterie inspired snack if you will. You can enjoy one of these bad boys on a Monday, Sunday or any day of the week you need that “oh man love the weekend” feeling.

Recipe after the jump!

As mentioned the recipe includes a snack within a drink, and though some places here in the states go overboard with the whole “snack in a drink” thing (seriously, some of them have half a roasted chicken on top, like how in the world do you eat that?!) we are keeping it simple with a charcuterie inspired skewer.


Also, there’s a little surprise in the rim: ground Kettle Brand Classic Caesar chips! Muah ha ha. Caesar within a caesar, so meta. This idea happened when the guys from Kettle Brand suggested the pairing and I was totally game for it. As you may know, caesar cocktails are a national pride thing here in Canada, so I think this drink does justice to it.

Ok, let’s get boozing!


The Caesar Snacker
Makes 1 cocktail


For the skewer:
– Spicy cured spanish chorizo
– 1 piece of grana padano or other sharp cheese (blue cheese is a good combo too)
– A few olives, I suggest castelvetrano, gaeta, or nyon which have a less briney flavour and more meaty

For the cocktail:
– 1 bag of Kettle Brand Caesar chips
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– 1 teaspoon corse sea salt
– 1 cup clamato
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
– 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
– 1/2 teaspoon horseradish
– 1.5 shots of vodka (or just make it a double already :P)
– Pinch of black pepper
– Ice


1. Place about 1 cup of the caesar chips, the black pepper and coarse sea salt in a food
processor and pulse a few times until you get fine crumbles. Place caesar crumbles on a plate. To rim the glass, rub a lemon on the top edge of your cocktail glass and dip it into the caesar crumbles.

2. Now make the cocktail: mix the rest of the ingredients in a cocktail mixing beaker with ice, stir for about a minute until all ingredients have incorporated. Check for seasoning (I like mine slightly tangy and spicy).

3. Pour the cocktail in a glass filled with ice

4. Stick the snack skewer in the glass and sip!

Cheers to feeling like a Friyay on a Monday!