The Best Caesar Cocktail

The Canadian version of a Bloody Mary – a Caesar Cocktail. This is one of the best versions of this popular Canadian cocktail.

caesar cocktail

My brother and his wife absolutely love Caesar Cocktails and he claims this is the best recipe. Since I am more of a whiskey man myself, I decided to give this a try to see what the fuss was about.

caesar cocktail with celery

One of the first things he told me was to pay attention to the rimmer. Apparently, Caesar Cocktails use celery salt on the rim of the glass but he prefers this Caesar Rimmer.

caesar rimmer

For those of us in the US, this is probably not an option. It would seem like a good substitute might be a good Bloody Mary Rimmer or even a rimmer of Tajin often used for a Michelada cocktail (also yummy).

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Alcohol Warning

Please take into consideration that some of the alcohol in this recipe may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.

tajin rimmer
tajin rimmer

My brother likes to use Tabasco for the hot sauce but you can pretty much use whatever kind you have on hand. While I always have Tabasco on hand, I also always keep a bottle of Frank’s Hot Sauce. Experiment and see what you prefer!

frank's redhot original hot sauce

Now some of you probably think this is simply a Bloody Mary. It is very close but the main difference between this Caesar Cocktail and a Bloody Mary is this cocktail uses Clamato Juice instead of Tomato Juice.

bottle vodka

I am not going to preach about drinking responsibility on this food blog as we are all adults but in case you are someone you know who needs a little assistance, check out the Drink Responsibly website.

caesar cocktail with tajin rimmer
Caesar Cocktail with Tajin Rimmer

For those of you not familiar with Clamato Juice, it’s basically a combination of tomato juice and clam juice. Don’t worry though, the clam taste is not very strong at all. Clamato juice is also what is used for making Micheladas.

bottle of clamato juice

You will need the following ingredients to make this Caesar Cocktail recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Ice Cubes, Worcestershire Sauce, Clamato Juice, Hot Sauce, Vodka, Salt, Pepper, Fresh Lime and Celery Salt. Optional garnishes include: Celery Sticks, Green Olives and Candied Bacon.

  1. Rim a cocktail glass with the fresh lime and celery salt (or other rimmers).
  2. Add ice, Worcestershire sauce, Clamato juice, hot sauce, vodka, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Optionally garnish with a celery stick, bacon or green olives.

Printable Recipe Card

caesar cocktail

The Best Caesar Cocktail

The Canadian version of a Bloody Mary – a Caesar Cocktail. This is one of the best versions of this popular Canadian cocktail.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course Beverages
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 88 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • Ice Cubes
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 oz Clamato Juice
  • 3 dashes Hot Sauce, or to taste
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Fresh Lime
  • Celery Salt, for the rim
Garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Rim a cocktail glass with the fresh lime and celery salt (or other rimmers).
  • Add ice, Worcestershire sauce, Clamato juice, hot sauce, vodka, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optionally garnish with a celery stick, bacon or green olives.

Notes

I am not going to preach about drinking responsibility on this food blog as we are all adults but in case you are someone you know who needs a little assistance, check out the Drink Responsibly website.

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 52mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 54IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Nathalie says:

    This Caesar cocktail is so tasty and I love it. Best one I have ever made. Very tasty and so good on a hot day.