In watching the CBC special last weekend, I learned about something I think most people would not have heard before, well at least it's unique to Canada. I'm sure most of heard or drank a Bloody Mary, but I'm more impressed if you know how to make a "Bloody Caesar".
So what in the heck is a Bloody Caesar?
First off it's the "official cocktail" popular in Canada. I've personally never heard of such a drink or heard of someone ask for one, so it must be quite unique in some way or another to this region. Typically a Caesar, also known as a "Clammy Mary" contains vodka, Clamato (tomato juice and clam broth), Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and it's served on the rocks. You typically garnish it will celery (same as the Bloody Mary) and a wedge of lime. If you go without the vodka, then you'd be drinking a "Virgin Caesar".
Many Canadians living abroad prize a bartender who can mix a good Caesar.On a side note, in 2000 Mott's even printed the Caesar recipe on bottles of the Clamato juice sold in the United States, but the cocktail drink remains relatively unknown there.
My success in learning more about Canada continues...