As part of our commitment to deliver so much more than iconic Canadian sweets, snacks and surprises, the True North Delivery Co. wanted to share a tiny tidbit of what makes Canada great. Today's subject, Canada's favourite cocktail, the Caesar!
A Caesar or Bloody Caesar is a cocktail created and primarily consumed in Canada. It typically contains vodka, Clamato (a proprietary blend of tomato juice and clam broth), hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce, and is served with ice in a large, celery salt-rimmed glass, typically garnished with a stalk of celery and wedge of lime.
It was invented in Calgary, Alberta in 1969 by restaurateur Walter Chell to celebrate the opening of a new Italian restaurant in the city. It quickly became a popular mixed drink within Canada where over 350 million Caesars are consumed annually and it has inspired numerous variants. However, the drink remains virtually unknown outside the country.
What you'll need:
1 bottle (240 mL) clam juice (available at most supermarkets)
4-1/2 cups (1.125 L) tomato juice or vegetable cocktail
1 cup (250 mL) vodka
2 tbsp (25 mL) lime juice
1 tbsp (15 mL) prepared horseradish
1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire_sauce
1/2 tsp (2 mL) hot pepper sauce
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
8 slices lime
Small stalks celery
In pitcher, stir together clam and tomato juices, vodka, lime juice, horseradish, Worcestershire and hot pepper sauces and pepper. Top with ice.
Serve(s) 8 in glasses rimmed with celery salt and garnished with lime and celery.
• Rim your glasses with bacon bits or steak spice for a little more Canadian flavour!