The Caesar Three Ways

Spicy, mild, or meaty?


The Caesar is widely considered the best Canadian cocktail. Lots of provinces have their own origin story of the Caesar, but Calgary may have the best claim to its genesis. Regardless of where the Caesar came from, all Canadians can agree that it is best served in the summer.

Not everyone likes their Caesar the same way—some people like it spicier, while others like an umami flavour. Here are three different recipes for a Caesar that are sure to satisfy every type of palate this summer.

The Spicy Caesar

1 ounce vodka

4 ounces Caesar mix (spicy for the bold-hearted or classic)

A squeeze of fresh lime

Juice of freshly grated horseradish

Cracked black pepper

Lime juice for the rim

Fresh celery, lime wheel for garnish

The Mild Caesar

4 ounces beer (lager)

2 ounces Caesar mix

1 ounce fresh lime juice

Pinch salt

Lime juice, rock sea salt for the rim

Lime wheel for garnish

The Meaty Caesar

1 ounce gin

4 ounces Caesar mix

1 bar spoon maple syrup

2 dashes hot sauce

2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

1 squeeze lime

2 dashes celery bitters (or pinch celery salt)

Maple syrup, Montreal steak spice for rim

Pickled beets, local charcuterie for garnish

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