This article was published on January 3rd, 2014
If you’re Canadian, or have visited Canada, or have Canadian friends, chances are you’ve had, or at least have heard of, a Caesar. The Caesar cocktail was invented in Calgary, Alberta back in 1969, when Walter Chell created the drink to celebrate the opening of his new Italian restaurant.
There are over 350,000,000 Caesars consumed each year in Canada and has a number of variations; however, it’s base is relatively consistent. A typical Caesar is made with vodka, Clamato juice (a blend of clam broth and tomato juice), hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Caesar’s are always served in a glass rimmed with a special celery salt and full of ice. Garnishes can be as simple as a lime, to a creative feast of pickles beans or asparagus, celery, bacon, pepperoni, radishes or any combination of them all.
Caesar’s are a popular brunch or afternoon cocktail.
- 1 oz Vodka
- 4 oz Clamato Juice
- 1 Dash Tabasco
- 2 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce
Fill a martini shaker half full of ice. Add all four ingredients. Shake for 20 seconds, until the shaker begins to frost. Pour into glass rimmed with celery salt and filled with ice. Garnish with a piece of pepperoni, celery stick and pickle spear.