Lisa Thornbury: Party Mummy


How to Build the Perfect, Quintessential Canadian Caesar Cocktail

The Great Canadian Caesar

Caesar Cocktail

How Walter Chell (the inventor of Canada's iconic cocktail) EVER came up with the Caesar is beyond me. Clam juice? Really?

Turns out Chell was a visionary because more than 350 million Caesars are made with Mott’s Clamato every year. The combination of sweet tomato juice, salty clam nectar, sour lime, spicy Worcestershire and bitter celery salt make Canada’s most popular cocktail truly unique.

The Great Canadian Caesar

1 oz. vodka (but rum or gin will!)
2 dashes Hot sauce (Frank's Redhot or tabasco)
¼ tsp horseradish
2 tsp pickle juice (optional...but so good!)
4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
4 oz. Mott’s Clamato cocktail

Rim the glass with lime and your rimmer of choice (celery salt, lemon pepper, etc.). Fill glass with ice, add all the ingredients and mix.  Garnish with a lemon or lime twist, a celery stick and a smile.

Pair with these Red and White BBQ Nachos and you've got yourself quite the Canada Day party, eh?