Wednesday, 27 July 2011

I Had No Idea!

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
  • 6 oz. Clamato Juice
  • 1–1½ oz. Vodka
  • 2 Dashes hot sauce
  • 4 Dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Celery salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Lime wedge
  • 1 Crisp celery stalk
PreparationRim glass first with Lime wedge and then with celery salt.
Basic preparation of a Caesar follows the "one, two, three, four" rule. The recipe calls for 1–1½ oz of vodka, two dashes of hot sauce, three dashes of salt and pepper, four dashes of Worcestershire sauce and topped with 4–6 oz of Clamato and served with ice. The ingredients are poured into a glass rimmed with celery salt or a mixture of salt and pepper and garnished with a celery stalk and lime. The Caesar is an unusual drink in that it can be mixed in bulk and stored for a period of time before drinking.
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.[3]


  1. Another great addition to the classic ceaser is horseradish! is on of Canada's greatest inventions!! lol If you travel to the USA, or any other part of the world its hard to find a place that makes a ceaser! There are few states that have caught on but still its hard to believe!

  2. What a fantastic cocktail! This looks delicious!! :)