Canadians Celebrate the First-Ever National Caesar Day

National Caesar Day

Canadian tuxedos, maple syrup, poutine…all of these are classically Canadian. But, did you know that it’s believed that the first Caesar was created right here in Canada in 1969 at the Calgary Inn?

The Caesar is virtually unknown outside of Canada and to celebrate this iconic Canadian cocktail – today is the first-ever National Caesar Day here in Canada!

National Caesar Day

Fun Cesar Facts

Did you know that 350 Million Caesars are made every year?

Did you know the main difference between a Caesar and a Bloody Mary is clam juice?

I have teamed up with my friends at Iceberg Vodka to offer you some alternative recipes to the classic Caesar! 

National Caesar Day

Pegasus Caesar
Created by: Richard Edwards, Pegasus (Toronto, ON)


1 oz. Iceberg Vodka
splash of Worcestershire
splash of Tabasco
1 tsp. horseradish
Mott’s Clamato
Add a dash of salt and pepper
Seasoned salt
Rim a glass with seasoned salt and fill with ice. Add Iceberg Vodka and mix in a splash of Worcestershire, Tabasco, and horseradish. Fill with Mott’s Clamato, season with salt and pepper, then garnish with a lime wedge and pickled vegetables.


National Caesar Day

Caesar Arcadia

Created by: David Mulock, Ja Bistro (Toronto, ON)

1.5 oz. Iceberg Vodka
0.5 oz. fresh PEI oyster juice
2 small chili peppers
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!

National Caesar Day

Caesar California

Created by: Simon Johnson, Cafe California (Toronto, ON)

1.5 oz. Iceberg Vodka
0.5 oz. Gibson’s Finest Sterling Canadian Whisky
0.5 oz. Bull’s Eye Steakhouse Barbecue Sauce
0.25 Allen’s Malt Vineyard
0.5 tsp. creamy horseradish
0.25 tsp. minced garlic
0.5 oz. lemon juice
Ground black pepper

For the rim:

2 cooked pieces of Canadian strip bacon
Celery salt
Maple syrup

Finely chop the piece of Canadian strip bacon and mix with an equal amount of celery salt. Coat the top of the glass in maple syrup and press the rim into the bacon and celery mixture. Fill glass with ice. In a shaker, add the Iceberg Vodka, whisky, barbecue sauce, malt vinegar, maple syrup, creamy horseradish, minced garlic, lemon juice and a pinch of ground black pepper. Shake ingredients and pour into tall glass, top with Clamato. Garnish with a lime wedge and a strip of Canadian bacon. Serve and enjoy!

National Caesar Day

The Federal Caesar
Created by: Jayme Keith, The Federal (Toronto, ON)


1 oz. Iceberg Vodka
Extra spicy Caesar mix
1 tbsp. freshly grated horseradish
celery salt
lime wedge
Cool Ranch Doritos

Rim a glass with celery salt and fill with ice. Add Iceberg Vodka and top with Walter’s Caesar Mix. Add freshly grated horseradish and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge, pickles, and Cool Ranch Doritos.

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You can learn more about National Caesar Day HERE