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Caesar
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The Caesar is a classic Canadian cocktail that was invented in 1969 by restaurant owner Walter Chell in Calgary, Alberta. It is a variation of the Bloody Mary, but instead ... more The Caesar is a classic Canadian cocktail that was invented in 1969 by restaurant owner Walter Chell in Calgary, Alberta. It is a variation of the Bloody Mary, but instead of using tomato juice, it uses a mixture of Clamato juice (a blend of tomato and clam juice) and vodka. This unique ingredient gives the Caesar a distinct and savory flavor. The addition of Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and a pinch of salt adds a spicy and tangy kick to the cocktail. The combination of these ingredients creates a well-balanced drink with a bold and refreshing taste. The Caesar has become a staple cocktail in Canada and is often enjoyed as a refreshing beverage on warm summer days or as a comforting drink during cold winters.
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5.14% | 1.8 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Caesar

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Moisten the rim of a glass and roll in celery salt
Over ice, add vodka, fill with Clamato juice, then add the remaining ingredients and stir
Garnish with a celery stick and serve
~ Add more Tabasco sauce if desired. Avoid Caesars that have Clamato juice poured from a bar tap. Get the Clamato juice from the bottle. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Rim  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Caesar cocktail?

The Caesar, also known as the Bloody Caesar, is a cocktail that originated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in 1969. It was invented by restaurateur Walter Chell to celebrate the opening of a new Italian restaurant. Chell drew inspiration from the Italian dish Spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams) and decided to create a drink that mirrored its flavors, thus leading to the creation of the Caesar.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some common garnishes used for a Caesar cocktail?

Common garnishes for a Caesar cocktail include a celery stalk, a lime wedge, and sometimes more adventurous toppings like pickled beans, asparagus spears, or even a small shrimp. These garnishes add both visual appeal and an extra layer of flavor to the drink.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should you properly mix a Caesar cocktail?

A Caesar cocktail is best prepared by rimming the glass with salt (or a mix of salt and spices for extra flavor), adding the vodka, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and salt directly into the glass filled with ice, topping up with Clamato juice, and then gently stirring it to combine all ingredients without shaking. This ensures a smooth, well-mixed cocktail with the optimal balance of flavors.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Caesar cocktail, and how is it made?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Caesar cocktail, often called a 'Virgin Caesar,' is popular and easy to make. Simply substitute the vodka with more Clamato juice or a non-alcoholic spirit that mimics the taste of vodka. Keep the rest of the ingredients the same, ensuring that those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks can still enjoy the unique taste of a Caesar.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

What can be used as a substitute for Clamato juice in a Caesar cocktail?

If Clamato juice is not available, a popular substitute is to blend tomato juice with a small amount of clam broth or clam juice. For a completely clam-free version, adding a bit of hot sauce or Worcestershire sauce to plain tomato juice can help mimic the savory depth of Clamato juice, though the distinct clam flavor will be missing.

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