Cesars......(as in the drink), are Canadian! I had no idea, am I the only one?I have these two friends that every time I'm over there they offer to make me a Cesar. I usually accept.....I mean come on they're delicious! I've seen them pre mixed a the liquor store, but as is always the case they taste better when you make them yourself. So last weekend K&M were coming over for a BBQ and I decided I'd give em a whirl. I Wiki searched the recipe.....which is how I came to learn that this delicious vodka/tomato based drink was Canadian......from Calgary actually.
Anywhoo, I had all the ingredients with 2 substitutions ....instead of Tabasco I had garlic Thai chili sauce and instead of Clamato juice (clam/tomato) I had only garden cocktail. I followed the recipe using my two substitutions and the result was: DISGUSTING/BLEK/NASTY
Apparently it's the Clamato that makes the drink......So I went out and made sure to have the Clamato there in time for the BBQ and then just to be safe I had K go over all the steps as I mixed the drinks.
This time: YUMMY!
Here is the ingredient list as well as the directions which I have actually cut and pasted from the Wiki page. Please take notice at the bottom of the instructions where it says: "the Clamato may not be substituted"....I swear I did not see that notation before, and it turns out it's a pretty important one!
|Commonly used ingredients|
|Preparation||Rim glass first with Lime wedge and then with celery salt.|
Though it was not one of Chell's original ingredients, Tabasco sauce is a frequent addition, as is horseradish. Vodka is occasionally replaced with gin, tequila or rum, though the Clamato may not be substituted.