How did it ever come to light?

The creation of this cocktail is attributed to Walter Chell, a Calgary restaurant manager, in 1969. Inspired by a dish of spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with tomato sauce and clams) from the country of his Italian ancestors, he perfected his invention for three months, adjusting it according to customers’ feedback.

The success was immediate, and the Caesar is now considered Canada’s emblematic cocktail. Doubtful for some, adored by others, this mix has stood the test of time to gain its place into the temple of public appreciation. When someone loves Bloody Caesars, they LOVE Bloody Caesars!

Make yourself one at home

Although the original recipe uses vodka as a base, here are some alternatives to reinvent the Caesar (with rum or tequila, for example). And what’ great about preparing your favourite cocktail at home is that you can entirely adapt it to your tastes. The only limitation is your imagination and the ingredients you have on hand.

  1. Golden Caesar
    Vodka
    Strawberry liqueur

Buy it already made

The popularity of the Bloody Caesar is such that you can now find a wide variety of premixed versions, true to the classic or offering original variations: made with gin, or offering new flavours (lime, Sriracha, pickled bean, etc.). In short, you get a lot of choice in practical formats. Just open and enjoy.

Whether you decide to mix your own Bloody Caesar or choose the simplicity of the premixed version, enjoy your drink!

  1. Mott's Clamato Caesar Sriracha Spirit-based cooler | 458 ml United States
    $3.00
    AvailableOnline AvailableIn store
  2. Mott's Clamato Caesar Original Vodka cooler | 4 x 355 ml Canada , Ontario
    $11.60
    AvailableOnline AvailableIn store
  1. Mott's Clamato Caesar Extra Épicé Vodka cooler | 4 x 355 ml Canada , Ontario
    $11.60
    AvailableOnline AvailableIn store
  2. Mott's Clamato Caesar Lime Spirit-based cooler | 458 ml United States
    $3.00
    Not availableOnline AvailableIn store
  1. Mott's Clamato Caesar Pickled Bean Spirit-based cooler | 458 ml United States
    $3.00
    Not availableOnline AvailableIn store
  2. Mott's Clamato Caesar Sweet & Spicy Spirit-based cooler | 458 ml United States
    $2.95
    Not availableOnline AvailableIn store
  1. Mott's Clamato Caesar Gin & Cucumber Spirit-based cooler | 458 ml United States
    $3.00
    Not availableOnline AvailableIn store
  2. Mott's Clamato Caesar The Works Spirit-based cooler | 458 ml United States
    $3.00
    Not availableOnline AvailableIn store
  1. Smirnoff Classic Caesar Spirit-based cooler | 1 L United States
    $7.15
    Not availableOnline Not availableIn store
  2. Smirnoff Caesar Classic Vodka cooler | 4 x 330 ml United States
    $11.20
    Not availableOnline Not availableIn store
  1. Mott's Clamato Caesar Originale Spirit-based cooler | 458 ml Canada , Ontario
    $2.95
    Not availableOnline Not availableIn store