The Caesar is as Canadian as it gets, some say it’s Canada’s national cocktail. It is essentially a Bloody Mary, but we use Clamato juice – a mixture of clam and tomato juice. Walter Chell created the caesar in 1969 as a signature drink for the opening of new new Italian restaurant to reflect spaghetti alla vongole – spaghetti with clams and tomato sauce.
A cool product that I saw at my local grocery store is Walter – Canada’s first all-natural craft Caesar mix, which is made in small batches with vine-ripened tomatoes, select spices, grated horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, & clam juice from the North Atlantic. Walter doesn’t contain added MSG, colouring, or high-fructose corn syrup. Also, they are Canada’s first Ocean Wise recommended Caesar Mix. This product may seem familiar because it was on Dragon’s Den.
I am very hit and mix with caesars, but this caesar mix is so easy to put together and I didn’t need to worry about other ingredients to add to this. I just needed vodka, caesar mix, caesar rim and garnish. Over the weekend, my friends and I spent a day drinking caesars and playing board games. The classic spice and mild spice were both good but it comes down to personal preference. I gravitated towards the classic spice for an added kick. The thick consistency is great if you add other ingredients into the mix. If you are looking for something different this Summer, definitely pick this up as it’s super tasty.