Food & Drink

The Caesar: Canada’s signature cocktail – Recipe

In anticipation of Canada Day and our long awaited summer, Iceberg Vodka is celebrating a Canadian treasure that’s born, bred and sipped in our ‘home and native land’…… the Caesar!

To honour Canada’s signature cocktail, a creation that still confuses Americans today, Iceberg Vodka asked Toronto’s hottest bartenders from hangouts including WildfireJaBistroStarfishCafé California and Paese for the ultimate all-Canadian Caesar recipe.

From PEI oysters, to Newfoundland’s Iceberg Vodka, Hogtown bacon, hot sauces, Clamato juice and more, these cocktails will make you proud to be Canadian!  Easy to make at home and show our friends South of the border, here are five Canadian twists on the Caesar to celebrate Canada Day and our beloved Canadian summers.

Caesar Acadia:

Created by David Mulock at JaBistro

  • 1.5 oz. Iceberg Vodka
  • 0.5 oz. fresh PEI oyster juice
  • 2 small chili peppers
  • Clamato
  • Celery salt

Muddle Iceberg Vodka and chili peppers in a mixing glass. Fine strain into a tall glass, rimmed with celery salt. Pour oyster juice out of the shell into the glass. Add ice and fill with Clamato.  Serve and enjoy!

Insight: David opted to swap the Worcestershire sauce out for the oyster juice, as it has the same sweet and salty texture; and no true Canadian can resist a fresh oyster.

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The Smokehouse Caesar:

Created by Brent Stanley at Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar at the Cosmopolitan Hotel

  • 1.5 oz. Iceberg Vodka
  • 3 dashes of Crazy J’s Pepper Sauce
  • 3 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 pinch of garlic salt
  • 5 squirts of Bull’s Eye Old West Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce
  • Clamato
  • Celery salt (for garnish)
  • Cooked Canadian back bacon (for garnish)
  • Cooked and crumbled Canadian bacon

Rim glass with celery salt and crushed bacon. Add Iceberg Vodka, pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and BBQ sauce to an ice-filled glass. Pour Clamato on top of ingredients, filling the glass nearly to the top. Garnish with a piece of cooked Canadian back bacon. Serve and enjoy!

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