Mix it up by whipping up a Bloody Caesar, a Canadian twist on the classic Bloody Mary. To make this brunch staple, grab some Clamato, vodka and get to shaking!
Caesar Drink Recipe
The Bloody Caesar is a clam-infused Canadian cocktail, a variation of the Bloody Mary. It’s distinguished by the use of Clamato juice (a blend of clam and tomato juices) instead of straight tomato juice, giving it a unique and savory flavor profile.
Classically garnished with a celery stick and a lime wedge, this drink is a popular choice for brunch and is frequently touted as a hangover remedy.
Bloody Caesar Ingredients
Here are the main ingredients required to make this Caesars drink recipe. For the full list of ingredients, please reference the recipe card below:
- Clamato Juice
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Hot Sauce – Our go-to is Tabasco or Tapatio
How To Make
Make the Mix: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, throw in all the ingredients and shake away.
Taste Test: Taste the mix and adjust seasonings to taste.
Build The Drink: Pour the mix into an ice-filled tall glass and garnish away.
If you’ve ever ordered a Bloody Caesar in a restaurant these days you know some places serve them garnished with a meal on a stick!
While we prefer to keep ours simple, depending on what’s in the refrigerator, here are some creative ideas to use as garnishes:
- Celery Stick
- Lime or Lemon Wedge
- Bacon Strip
- Pickled Asparagus
- Pickled or Marinated Mushrooms
- Pickled Green Beans
- Cocktail Onions
- Pepperoni Stick
- Cheese Cubes (Feta, Cheddar, Monterey)
- Lemon Garlic Shrimp
- Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives
- Pickle Spear
Add another layer of flavor by rimming your glass! Some fun options:
- Bloody Mary Salt
- Celery Salt
- Old Bay or Creole Seasoning
- Lime Salt
- Bacon Salt
- Tajín seasoning
- Garlic Salt
- Montreal Steak Seasoning
- Seasoning Salt
- Before you pour the drink in a glass, taste it to see if anything needs to be adjusted. Add extra vodka, horseradish, etc., to taste.
- Make it a Spicy Dirty Caesar by adding extra hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
- Hosting and want to make a huge batch to save time? Throw all the ingredients into a large pitcher and pour over ice, once ready to serve. Keep the same proportions as a single drink.
While vodka is traditional, if you’re looking to mix things up, try using tequila, gin, bourbon or beer!
Caesar vs Bloody Mary
What is the difference between a Bloody Mary vs Bloody Caesar? A Caesar and a Bloody Mary are both savory cocktails primarily distinguished by their base ingredients and regional popularity.
The Caesar is made primarily with vodka and Clamato. In contrast, a Bloody Mary, more popular in the United States, is typically made with vodka and plain tomato juice.
Both are seasoned with Worcestershire sauce and spices, and garnished with a variety of different ingredients.
- 1½ oz vodka
- 4 oz Clamato juice
- 2 dashes worcestershire sauce
- 2 dashes hot sauce (*Note 1)
- prepared horseradish, to taste (*Note 2)
- Add your selected rimming ingredient to a wide, shallow dish. Rub the rim of the glass with water or lime juice from the squeezed lime. Dip the glass into the salt to create a rimmed glass. Set aside.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and throw in all the other ingredients and shake well to combine. Taste and adjust as needed.1½ oz vodka4 oz Clamato juice2 dashes worcestershire sauce2 dashes hot sauceprepared horseradish, to taste
- Fill a tall glass with ice and pour the Bloody Caesar Mix over the top.
- Add garnishes and enjoy immediately.