This has got to be one of my all time favorite alcoholic drinks! (not including wine that is, because who doesn’t enjoy a good glass of wine?)
This past Sunday, Team Canada won Olympic Hockey Gold!! After waking up at 3:30am to cheer them on and cracking open a beer at 4:05am, I could not think of a better drink to enjoy with a celebratory breakfast after the game then Caesars! If you don’t know anything about this wonderful drink here is a bit of history (thank you Wikipedia)
It was invented in Calgary, Alberta in 1969 by restaurateur Walter Chell to celebrate the opening of a new Italian restaurant in the city. It quickly became a popular mixed drink within Canada where over 350 million Caesars are consumed annually and it has inspired numerous variants. However, the drink remains virtually unknown outside the country.
So if you are reading this blog and you are not from Canada, now you have a bit of background. Hopefully it will inspire you to enjoy one of these 🙂 It is similar to a Bloody Mary but instead of plain tomato juice, you use Clamato and a variety of spices. Don’t be put off by the Clamato, the mixture of tastes is delicious!
Garnished with your choice of pickled veggies, making and prepping these drinks can be like a work of art that many people who make them take seriously. Yes, I am one of those people. I always take my time and ensure this drink is done right. I put in enough pickled veggies to qualify it as a pre – breakfast appetizer.
Take out your cocktail glass or favorite drinking jar, Rim the top of the glass with Caesar Rimmer. (If you do not have this you can mix celery salt with seasoning salt…it is not as good but a good substitute)
Put in your ice cubes.
Add 1 1/2 shots of Vodka.
1/2 Tsp of Caesar rimmer
Squeeze in 1 Lime Wedge
4-5 Dashes of Tabasco Sauce (add less or more depending on how spicy you want it)
4-5 Dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
Fill the Glass with Clamato Juice and stir to mix everything together
Top with a bit of fresh cracked pepper
Garnish with your favorite Pickled Veggies and a Lime Wedge (I Used 4 Spicy Pickled Beans, 1 Pickle and 2 Green Olives)
Serve and Enjoy!!
P.S: Straws are always a good idea with this drink to keep the drink mixed as well as fishing out your garnishes if they fall in. So gentlemen, do not feel emasculated if someone tosses a straw in your drink 🙂