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!
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).
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!
- Rub edges of a glass with lime, and tip in celery salt (or coarse salt) if desired.
- Measure all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker (per recipe below) with ice, and shake thoroughly for 30 seconds.
- Strain into a glass over ice.
Garnish as desired.
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.
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
- White Russian Cocktail – creamy & delicious
- Classic Martini Recipe
- Lemon Drop Martini – fresh & sweet!
- Classic Mojito – my go-to cocktail
- Moscow Mule Recipe
- Cosmopolitan Drink – perfectly sweet & colorful!
- 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.