I clearly remember the night we arrived in Canada thirty-two years ago. The airport was large, crowded and overwhelming yet exciting.
I can imagine what must have been going through my parent’s minds as their new journey was about to unfold. With three little ones in tow, a new language to learn, minimal savings in hand and not a real plan ahead, my parents took a leap of faith for a better future for my siblings and I.
They had told us all about this massive and beautiful land; a land full of blessings, prosperity, peace and hope. I will never forget the first time we stepped outside the airport and I heard the ‘buzz’ of a big city. The expansiveness of the highways and the twinkling lights of the many cars on the road that evening were mesmerising. This was now our home…a home that I now adore oh so much and thank God for each day.
As we prepare to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, I thought it would be fun to gather some of my Canadian blogger friends and do a little celebrating together by sharing some fun and creative ways to honour this very special Canada Day.
And what better way to celebrate Canada Day, than with a delicious Caesar cocktail. I was reminded by a sweet reader that the difference between a Caesar and a Bloody Mary (as known in the U.S.) is that we use Clamato juice instead of Tomato juice. Clamato juice has a slightly thicker consistency and is flavoured with spices and clam broth. A little different, but equally delicious.
I thought it would be a fun idea to prepare a DIY cocktail bar where you could choose whatever toppings you would like to garnish your drink. Fun, right?
I gathered some lemons and limes, olives…
Cheese, pickled onions, pickles, pepperettes…
And of course, bacon!
You can add as much or as little to your skewer and it serves as a great appetizer at the same time.
And there you go…a build it yourself Caesar (Bloody Mary) cocktail.
Here’s my favourite mixture:
4 oz Clamato (tomato juice)
2 oz Vodka
1 Lemon wedge
1 Lime wedge
2 dashes Tabasco Sauce
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch Celery salt
1 pinch Ground lemon pepper
1 pinch Kosher salt
What are some of your favourite ways to prepare your Caesars?
What a smorgasbord of treats! That is a beautiful presentation – I love it. I plan on having this cocktail treat next month when my cousin visits. She always orders a Bloody Mary if we have cocktails when out to dinner. I can see us now with our salt-rimmed glasses and picks filled with olives, onions, pickles, lemon, etc. along with a celery stick stirrer or even a long Slim Jim in our glasses. Thanks for sharing this beautiful drink buffet.
Once I was done with the photoshoot, I of course had one and was too full to eat dinner afterwards..haha. Thank you so much for stopping by…xoxo
I thought the difference between a Caesar and a Bloody Mary was Clamato juice instead of tomato juice? (Which I don’t think is available in the U.S.?) Yanks, if you can get a bottle, you really have to try – you will never go back to Bloody Mary’s again! Your skewer/appetizer bar looks scrumptious!
Thank you for reminding me…I added it to the post! 🙂 xoxo
Lucy, please tell us Americans what is a peperette?
Hi! Great post. I love the yummy skewers. I for 30 yrs always had horseradish in mine. I just love it on a hot day. I agree with Shelly I was also of the understand that a Bloody Mary was just tomato juice and a Caesar was with climatology juice. I searched everywhere whenever I travel through the States for clams to juice but have never seen outside of Canada. It makes all the difference.
Sorry for errors I guess I need auto correct!meant clamato juice not climatology! And again not “clams to juice” but should have read again clamato juice.
Yes…you’re both right and I amended the post to reflect that. Thanks for reminding me. I didn’t realize that Clamato juice was a Canadian thing…:) Thanks again for stopping by…xo
We are sweltering here in Ottawa (!!!) and Caesars are my FAVOURITE bevies!! I’m totally doing this tonight!!!
Such clever ideas for a Canada Day party! Lucky I pretty much love Caesars 🙂
You’ve inspired me to start thinking!
~Lor // acozyspace.com
Kristi Mercer says
Oh my gosh! How perfect would this be for any summer BBQ! LOVE it Lucy!
You’re making be thirsty! I love a good Canadian Caesar! The skewer ideas are genius! I will definitely be sharing 🙂
This is the best idea ever!!! I LOVE Caesars!!! I even got some of my American friends and family into loving them as well! And I also noticed they finally started selling small bottles of clamato juice in the US! You’re Caesar bar idea is amazing!!! I will be using this idea allllllll summer long! Thanks so much for sharing! 😀
Lindsay @ The DIY Mommy says
Wow! Now thats what I call a Caesar. Those skewers look so delicious and so perfect for entertaining. LOVE IT!!
Adeel shehzad says
Thanks Lucy ! Glad you enjoyed it and found it helpful!☺
What a delicious recipe, thanks so much dear for this recipe & valuable time. please visit web development company in Ernakulam for more.
Dint Rose says
Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe.
web design company in kochi
Thanks for your Very useful information.
John Varghese says
Nice blog post. Thanks .
Dillu Jay says
On my way to my kitchen to try this recipe.
Do check out Top Boarding Schools in Dehradun
You have shared a great recipie, thank you for sharing it.
web designing company in Cochin