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!

Cesar in a glass with lime asparagus and celery

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 tomato juice but so much more flavorful (and great in soups, stews and even added to beer).

Ingredients for Caesars on a marble board

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 a 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.

To Caesars with lime asparagus celery and ice

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).

Easy Cocktail Recipes

Cesar in a glass with lime asparagus and celery
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Classic Caesar Drink

This spicy savory cocktail is a classic drink from the North!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
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  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ¾ cup Clamato juice
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash tabasco
  • ½ teaspoon horseradish optional
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 pickled asparagus optional
  • celery salt (for the rim of the glass)optional
  • ice cubes


  • 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.


Nutrition does not include optional garnishes.
5 from 14 votes

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

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Beverage
Cuisine American
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  1. My late boyfriend used to make this drink. It was quite good. He used to put a dash or so celery seed in the drink, but a little celery salt around the rim sounds very good.5 stars

  2. You forgot one main ingredient in your Caesar drink, 3/4 ounce of lemon juice.
    Try it you wont make it any other way. Lemon juice may be added from a bottle.

  3. As a Canadian who has been making Caesars for years, I would recommend a splash of fresh lemon and also lime juice. Garnish with a stalk of celery and a wedge of lemon or lime on the glass and use a straw. It’s better through a straw. Caesars are very popular here. The perfect before dinner drink.

  4. Wow! Amazing Caesar recipe! The best one I’ve uncovered so far on the internet. Nicely done! My wife hates Caesars, but just asked me to make her a third! 5 stars