Happy Canada Day! If you’re like me, you’ll be celebrating by eating your weight in poutine. But there’s more than cheese curds, gravy and fries to be thankful for this Canada Day. Have you ever tried a Bloody Caesar? I’m here to tell you about this tasty cocktail.
I’m sure you know all about the Bloody Mary. This popular cocktail appears on every brunch menu and always helps a hangover. In short, the Bloody Mary is the perfect mixture of tomato juice, vodka, a combination of spices and other flavorings like Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce.
What’s a Bloody Caesar then? The Bloody Caesar, often referred to simply as a Caesar, is the national cocktail of Canada. This cocktail is a slight variation of the Bloody Mary and replaces the tomato juice of the Bloody Mary with clamato juice. Calmato juice is often an acquired taste because it consists of clam and tomato juice. Like a Bloody Mary, the Caesar garnishes can include just about anything from celery stalks to shrimp.
Celebrate Canada Day by concocting a Bloody Caesar. Here’s a recipe adapted from the Food Network:
Ingredients for rimming
1 lime wedge
Dash of celery salt
Dash of pepper
Ingredients for the Bloody Caesar
1 1/2 ounces vodka
4 ounces clamato juice
Pepper to taste
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 dash of Tabasco sauce
Celery stalk for garnish
1 shrimp for garnish
1 lemon wedge for garnish
Rim a highball glass with the juice from the lime wedge and a combination of celery salt and pepper.
Add the vodka and clamato juice.
Season with pepper, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces to taste.
Garnish with a celery stick, shrimp and lemon wedge.
We hope you have a wonderful Canada Day.
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