May 18th is National Caesar Day! Canada’s signature cocktail, more than 350 million Caesars are poured every year from coast to coast!
Although the exact origins of the Caesar are still unclear, the most popular theory remains that Calgarian barman Walter Chell developed the first recipe. Given Chell’s Italian background, it is believed the Caesar was inspired by the flavours of Spaghetti alle Vongole, a traditional clam pasta.
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Make one at home with this classic cocktail recipe:
1 oz. vodka
4 dashes worcestershire sauce
2 dashes FRANK’S REDHOT™ sauce
4 oz. Mott’s Clamato cocktail
3 dashes freshly ground salt and pepper
Rim a glass with lime and Mott’s Clamato Rimmer. Fill glass with ice, add all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Garnish with fresh celery and lime.
Alternative: Use 5 oz. Mott’s Clamato Ready-to-Drink Original Cocktail in lieu of ingredients. Rim the glass and garnish as above.
Alternative: Use 6 oz. Mott’s Clamato Virgin Caesar in lieu of ingredients. Rim the glass and garnish as above.