Classic Caesar Drink

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A Caesar Drink is sometimes known as a “Bloody Caesar”, and it has a distinct savoriness and spiciness, making it one of the best things to serve at a brunch… or at a hockey party!

This one is definitely best with some great mix ins, and for that, we’ve got you covered!

A caesar cocktail garnished with celery, lime, and pickled asparagus.

What is a Caesar?

A caesar cocktail is many things:

  • A beloved favorite of our Northern Neighbors across the border. (In fact, Canada loves it so much, they named it their national drink, and dubbed May 18th “National Caesar Day!”)
  • A great after-work cocktail for when you feel like saying “with Clamato, eh” to your bartender.
  • The ideal drink for brunches… (especially when the brunches involve egg dishes.)
  • The drink of choice for those who like a little heat whilst having a cocktail!

However, there is one thing a Caesar Drink is not.  It’s not a Bloody Mary. A Bloody Mary, in general, does not include Clamato juice in the mix, but rather uses plain tomato juice or vegetable juice.

A Caesar, my friends, takes it up a notch. You’ll love it. Carpe Clamato!

Ingredients in a caesar are always vodka and clamato juice, the other additions can vary from recipe to recipe. Clamato is similar to a tomato juice but so much more flavorful (and great in soups, stews and even added to beer).

Caesar drink ingredients.

How To Make A Caesar Drink

A caesar drink takes very few steps to prepare but before you start, pop the glass in the freezer for frosted cup!

  1. Rub edges of a glass with lime, and tip in celery salt (or coarse salt) if desired.
  2. Measure all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker (per recipe below) with ice, and shake thoroughly for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into a glass over ice.

Garnish as desired.

Overview of a caesar drink garnished with celery, lime, and pickled asparagus.

My Favorite Caesar Toppings

Celery and pickled asparagus are go-to garnishes, but there are lots of things to try.

  • Celery is traditional!
  • Pickled peppers or green beans
  • Cocktail onions or olives
  • Chopped cilantro or basil, other Italian style herbs.

Or go wild and garnish with a slice of crispy bacon, a pepperoni stick or beef jerky, a sprinkle of feta cheese or parmesan, clams or oysters, or even pickled eggs!

This is one of those drinks that people love to make into a complete meal, so have some fun, (and drink responsibly).

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Caesar Drink

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
This spicy savory cocktail is a classic drink from the North!


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 3/4 cup Clamato juice
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash tabasco
  • 1/2 teaspoon horseradish optional
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 pickled asparagus optional
  • celery salt (for the rim of the glass)optional
  • ice cubes

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  • Rub edge of a glass with lime wedges. Dip in celery salt and set aside.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all remaining ingredients (except garnish). Shake well at least 30 seconds.
  • Fill the prepared glass with ice and strain mixture into the glass.
  • Garnish with celery and pickled asparagus.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition does not include optional garnishes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 174, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 108mg, Potassium: 521mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1121IU, Vitamin C: 35mg, Calcium: 34mg, Iron: 1mg
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A caesar cocktail garnished with celery, lime, and a pickled asparagus.
A prepared caesar cocktail garnished with celery and a pickled asparagus.
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