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Beware the Ides of March

Today is March 15th and I am always reminded of the phrase “Beware the Ides of March” from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar on this day.

I researched the Ides of March to see if there are any interesting food traditions loosely related to this day. I found out that Canadians enjoy drinking a drink called a Bloody Caesar cocktail which is rarely found outside of Canada.

  • The Bloody Caesar is one of the most popular cocktails in Canada and over 350 million are consumed annually.
  • The name is usually shortened to just ‘Caesar’.
  • It seems that the major difference between a Bloody Mary and a Bloody Caesar is that ‘Caesars’ include Clam Juice in the mixture.

During my research, I uncovered this interesting blog written by a Canadian woman which is called Cookin’ Canuck, here is her recipe and links to two others:

Bloody Caesar Cocktail Recipe

Makes 4 cocktails
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup celery salt
  • 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
  • Ice cubes
  • 6 oz. vodka
  • 32 oz. Clamato juice
  • Several dashes of Worcestershire sauce for each
  • Several dashes of Tabasco sauce for each
  • 4 long ribs of celery
  • 8 pimento-stuffed olives (optional)
 Instructions
  1. Spread the celery salt onto a small plate. Rub the rim of one 12-ounce glass with a lime wedge. Turn the glass upside down and dip the rim of the glass into the celery salt. Repeat with remaining 3 glasses.
  2. Fill each glass with ice cubes. Divide the vodka equally between the 4 glasses. Pour Clamato juice into each glass.
  3. Season each Caesar with several dashes of Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces, to desired spiciness. Stir each cocktail with a stir stick.
  4. Garnish with celery sticks, olives and remaining lime wedges. Serve.

Bloody Caesar Cocktail Recipe Two

Bloody Caesar Cocktail Recipe Three

 

Cheers!
~Sherlock Hungry

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