The Caesar is essentially Canada’s answer to the Bloody Mary, and it was invented in 1969 in Calgary at a restaurant by a restauranteur named Walter Chell to celebrate a new Italian restaurant. Little did Mr. Chell know that there would be a day where hundreds of millions of Caesars would be consumed every year in Canada, like it is now.
The typical Caesar uses vodka as a base, but the Forty Creek Caesar uses Forty Creek whiskey as its base, hence the name of the drink. Since the whiskey makes for an entire different flavor, some other ingredients have been adjusted and arranged to provide a new alternative to the Canadian classic.
- 2 ounces of Forty Creek whiskey
- 2 ounces of clamato
- 2 ounces of tomato juice
- 1 dash of tobasco sauce
- 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
- ½ ounce of Italian dressing
- 1 dash of celery salt
- 1 dash of Montreal Steak spice
- ½ teaspoon of apricot jam
- Use the apricot jam as an adhesive to rim the glass with the Montreal steak spice for a unique flavor.
- Fill the glass halfway with ice.
- Add the hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and salad dressing.
- Top with Forty Creek, clamato juice, and tomato juice.
- Gently stir and then choose a garnish.
- 1 glass (must be large enough for ingredients)
- Stirring spoon
It should be noted that the amount of garnishes when it comes to a Caesar drink are very varied. Although technically none are needed, and hence none are included in the ingredients, some popular garnishes include cheese cubes, grilled shrimp or prawn, cucumbers, lime slices, hot peppers, and celery stalks. Of course, the amount of sauces that you use in the drink can be adjusted for you and your guests, and the same with the amount of whiskey. Regardless, the Forty Creek Ceasar is bound to fill your stomach quickly, so enjoy slowly!