Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bloody Caesar

The Caesar or Bloody Caesar was invented in Alberta, Canada by a bartender named Walter Chell. It was the popular signature drink of his Italian restaurant when it opened and became extremely popular in Canada.

Canadians love their clam broth and their spicy cocktails (see Canadian Dog's Nose), so it makes sense that this drink is a clammy Bloody Mary variation. They prefer Clamato for its combination of tomato and clam juices. The other interesting thing is the rimming of the glass with celery salt and the addition of celery seeds in the drink. This makes the drink very fragrant.

To make the celery salt rim, put three tablespoons of kosher salt and three of celery seed in a shallow dish or bowl and combine them evenly by stirring. Wet the rim of the glass with the cut side of a lemon or lime and press the wet rim into the salt mixture. Then follow these steps for a single serving Caesar.
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 6 oz. Clamato
  • 2 dashes hot sauce
  • 4 dashes Worchestershire sauce
  • lime wedge
  • celery salt
  • celery stalk
Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a highball glass rimmed with celery salt. Garnish with celery and lime wedge. 

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