If you are not Canadian, you probably have never heard of Caesar. Caesar, sometimes also known as Bloody Caesar, is a very Canadian cocktail. It is based off the popular Bloody Mary with a slight difference. Caesar is invented in Alberta. I have never known why this is called Caesar … anyone knows?
The primary ingredients of the cocktail is Vodka and Clamato.
During the Chinese New Year gathering, I offered to be in charge of making the cocktail. It was an easy choice to decide on Caesar. Firstly, it is all Canadian and secondly the redness of the cocktail is just perfect for the occasion.
The color of the cocktail is Clamato, which is a blend of clam broth and tomato juice. It’s sounds like a weird combination but really, you taste more of the tomato juice than clam. Ironically, the biggest manufacturer of Clamato is Mott’s which is an American company. Another thingy you need is some Celery Salt Rimmer.
The other ingredients are some Worcestershire Sauce and some Tabasco.
Here is how I make it. I rim the glass with celery salt by first wetting the rim with a wedge of lime or lemon.
And next, I rim it with celery salt like below.
Some ice goes in first.
Pour one shot of vodka … more if you like it.
And fill the Clamato. Normally, 1 part of Vodka to 4 parts of Clamato.
A few dashes of Tabasco for the spiciness and end with a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce.
Lastly, garnish with a stalk of celery. In all accounts, it is a great drink. It leaves a very intense spiciness lingering in your mouth for a few minutes. There is no hint of sugary sweetness.
Next time you’re in Canada, order a Caesar for your drink. I think you will like it.