Looking for something fresh and exciting? A recent trip to Canada opened my eyes to the Caesar. Think Bloody Mary, only better. Far better. The secret is the ‘Clamato’: a blend of tomato and, as the name suggests, clam juice. As unappealing as that may sound, you’re going to have to trust me on this one – it’s perfect.
Thinner than the American Bloody Mary (thanks to the addition of the Clam juice), it’s an anytime* cocktail that packs a hefty umami punch.
Vodka-based, the Caesar or ‘Bloody Caesar’ as it’s also known, can be customised to suit your particular taste – I’ve seen it jazzed up with all sorts of cured meat, citrus fruits, vegetable and piquant treats. Spicy sausage or green bean, beef jerky, stick of celery, twist of pepper, shrimp(!), curls of carrot, gherkins, olives and even whole pickled chili peppers. Don’t forget the celery salt rimmed glass or go a step further and give Old Bay seasoning a whirl!
- Worcestershire Sauce
Personally, I like it hot with all the trimmings..
Originating in Calgary, it’s now pretty much Canada’s national drink, and what a drink it is.