Happy Canada Day!! I hope that everyone who is celebrating today gets some time to do something fun, like watch fireworks or enjoy a barbecue in your backyard!
Today I wanted to share a recipe that is quintessentially Canadian: The Caesar. And no, I’m not talking about the salad! Those in the know understand that a Caesar is something like a Bloody Mary, except that it usually includes clam juice (which is delicious). Caesars are usually made with a certain brand of clam-infused tomato juice that contains Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), food colouring, and high-fructose corn syrup (glucose-fructose). I’ve been drinking that stuff for years, but I’ve always found that you have to add a lot of seasoning to it, to make it taste good.
That’s where Zack Silverman and Aaron Harowitz come in. They decided that they could do better, and so they started their own company: Walter (named after the inventor of the Caesar, Walter Chell). Their Caesar mix is an all-natural product, which is made from vine-ripened tomatoes, real grated horseradish, and real clam juice.
I was really impressed with my first taste of Walter Caesar mix. It has a fresh tomato flavour, and even their Well Spiced blend wasn’t too hot for me. I customized my Caesar with Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, hot sauce and celery salt, but you can add all kinds of things to a caesar like maple sugar, lager or celery bitters.
Classic Canadian Caesar
For the Rimmer:
- Lime Juice
- Freshly ground black peppers
- Celery Salt
For the Drink:
- 8 Fluid Ounces Walter All-Natural Craft Caesar Mix Well Spiced
- 1 Fluid Ounce Vodka
- 1/2 Fluid Ounce Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire
- Hot Sauce to taste
- A dash of celery salt
- Lime Wedge
- Celery Stick
Dip the rim of your cups upside down in lime juice, rolling around to coat the outside of the glass.
Dip into seasoning mixture to your desired level of rim seasoning.
Fill glass to the brim with ice.
Add Walter Well Spiced Craft Caesar Mix, and the rest of the ingredients (except garnish).
Stir gently but thoroughly with a spoon.
Garnish with a lime slice and celery stick, if desired.
I received two bottles of Walter Caesar mix for consideration.
This is not a sponsored post, as I have not been paid to write this article.
This recipe has been adapted from one provided by Walter.