Tomorrow is National Caesar Day so I thought now would be the perfect time to share a recipe for a Classic Canadian Caesar.
I was FORCED to make a couple Caesars just to be certain everything was perfect and to snap a few pics…being a recipe blogger is tough work…lol
I still remember the first time I had a Caesar. It was the first Christmas, Music Man and I were married. We were visiting Music Man’s family and his brother brought out these huge glasses of deliciousness. It was definitely a case of love at first sip and a Christmas Eve tradition we continue to this day.
A Classic Caesar is also a fun summertime drink. Okay let’s be honest, it’s the perfect cocktail anytime, anyplace, any occasion!
Before I share our recipe, here are a few fun Classic Caesar facts:
- It’s believed that the first Caesar was created in 1969 by Walter Chell at the Calgary Inn.
- Annually, the Thursday before the May 2-4 long-weekend is National Caesar Day!
- The main difference between a bloody Mary and a Caesar is that a bloody Mary is made with tomato juice and a Caesar with clamato juice.
- In 2010, the Caesar is officially named Canada’s National Cocktail by Parliament.
- The Caesar is almost unknown outside of Canada.
- Canadians drink 360 million Caesars every year!
- It's easy to remember, just follow the 1,2,3,4,5 formula!
- 1 (or 2) ounces of vodka
- 2 - dashes of hot sauce
- 3 - grinds of fresh salt and pepper
- 4 - drops Worcestershire Sauce
- 5 - ounces of Clamato juice (I usually just fill the glass)
- Clamato rimmer or celery salt to rim the glass
- Freshly squeezed lime juice
- Optional - I do this because I love the added taste, but it is not part of a "classic" Caesar. 1 Tbsp. olive juice (or dill pickle juice)
- Whatever you like but popular garnishes are:
- lime (or lemon) slices
- celery ribs
- pickle slices
- cooked seafood
- couple dashes of Clamato rimmer
- Rim a highball glass with citrus and Clamato rimmer
- Fill the glass to the top with ice.
- Add the ingredients in the order listed.
- Stir well to mix the cocktail, and garnish.
I hope you give this recipe a try, it’s really, really good and no, it does not taste like clams…lol
Happy #NationalCaesarDay everyone!