Whiskey Sea Salt Caramel Cheesecake

So this cheesecake is my most popular dessert of all time. It is certainly not healthy, or vegan, or sugar-free, but it brings people together, and that is what I love about food. This is a labor of love, very worthy of a special person or celebration! After making it with and without the water bath, the water bath is WAY worth the extra effort. It makes the cheesecake perfect, rather than like an upside down frisbee was baked on top. Make sure you grab a springform pan! Also worth it. I grabbed mine from Goodwill! You can find a cheap one anywhere.

Crust

1 3/4 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs (I used gluten

2 tbsp organic sugar

pinch salt

4 tbsp plus 1 tsp organic unsalted butter

Filling

2 pounds organic cream cheese, room temperature

1 1/3 cup organic granulated sugar

pinch of salt

2 tsp vanilla