Our friends up north don’t just have us beat with the whole universal healthcare/education thing — they also make a mean Bloody Mary, called a “Caesar.”
They were invented in Calgary, and are traditionally made with vodka (though we like bourbon or gin even better), hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and Clamato juice. That last ingredient, a mix of clam and tomato, is what separates one of these from a Bloody Mary, which uses solely tomato juice. Then they’re topped off with a pepperoni stick, a salt rim, and some vegetables — usually spicy peppers.
They’re popular with the brunch crowd and served as a purported hangover cure, and even though we know better, they still make for good sipping with a lazy Sunday morning breakfast.
- 6 oz. Clamato Juice
- 1 oz bourbon or gin
- 2 dashes hot sauce
- 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- Black pepper
- Celery salt
- Pepperoni stick, spicy peppers, and pickles to garnish
- Rim a highball glass with celery salt.
- Add the liquid ingredients and stir.
- Add black pepper to taste.
- Add ice and garnishes.
— Rashed Aqrabawi
Rashed is a freelance writer who's worked for NYLON Guys, VICE, & Motherboard. He lives in Vancouver, Canada & tweets at @r_aqrabawi.