The biggest difference between a Canadian Caesar cocktail and a Bloody Mary? A Caesar contains clam juice!
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 cocktail. And no, I’m not talking about the salad!
It wasn’t until I started travelling that I realized that Caesar cocktails are a Canadian thing. Everywhere else it’s called a Bloody Mary, except those aren’t made with clam juice.
If you haven’t had a Caesar cocktail, the clam juice probably sounds like a weird addition, but it’s actually tasty. You could probably add bottled clam juice to pure tomato juice to make this cocktail completely from scratch, but I think most people just buy tomato cocktail that has the clam juice already mixed in.
I’ve been making Caesar cocktails with Mott’s Clamato for years, but now newer brands have emerged on the market boasting higher quality ingredients. One of these brands is Walter, a Canadian craft Caesar company. 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.
A traditional Caesar is made with vodka, clam-infused tomato juice, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce with a celery salt rim. I like to keep things classic by making 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.
Canadian Caesar Cocktail
For the Rimmer:
- lime juice
- black pepper
- celery salt
For the Drink:
- 8 Fluid Ounces Walter Classic Spice Craft Caesar Mix
- 1 Fluid Ounce vodka
- 1/2 Fluid Ounce lime juice
- 2 Tablespoon worcestershire
- hot sauce , to taste
- 1 pinch 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.
Tips & Notes
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.