DID YOU KNOW?
The Thursday before the May long weekend,
Canadians from coast to coast come together to celebrate Canada’s Cocktail – the Caesar!
It’s the official kick-off to summer.
The Ceasar Cocktail is primarily a Canadian drink
According to Wikipedia, the Caesar cocktail, invented in 1969. By restaurant manager of the Calgary Inn (today the Westin Hotel) in Calgary, Alberta.
Inspired by his favourite Italian dish, spaghetti vongole. He set out to create a cocktail that would capture the pasta’s hearty clam and tomato flavours. Mixing vodka with clam and tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, and other spices. Creating a similar drink to the Bloody Mary. But with a spicy flavour.
How to make a Ceasar?
- 1.5 oz of Northern Lights Vodka
- .75 oz of Lemon Juice
- 2 to 3 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 to 3 dashes of hot sauce, typically tabasco sauce (optional)
- Celery salt for the glass rim
- Celery Stalk for garnish (see the alternatives above)
- Lemon or Lime wedge
- Clamato Juice | See all the flavours
How to Make
- Rub the rim of your glass with the lemon or lime wedge
- Add a small amount of celery salt onto a plate and roll the wet rim into the salt
- Add the Northern Lights Vodka, lemon juice, Worcestershire and hot sauce into the glass
- Fill the glass with ice
- Fill the remaining glass with Clamato Juice
- Stir well and garnish with a garnish (celery or other garnish(
CAESAR FUN FACTS
- In 2009, the Caesar was officially declared “Canada’s Official Cocktail” by parliament.
- Over 407 million Caesars are consumed by Canadians
- The main difference between a Caesar and a Bloody Mary is Motts Clamato Cocktail. The Bloody Mary uses tomato juice.
Top 10 Garnish Ideas
- Green Bean
- Dill Pickle
- Pickled Peppers
- Pepperoni Stick
- Cocktail Onions
- Mini Corn-on-the-Cob