Did you know that in 2015 Canadians consumed more than 360 million Caesars? Did you do your part? If not, don’t worry, because on Thursday May 19th, Canadians will be coming together to celebrate the second annual National Caesar Day.
Falling each year on the Thursday before the May 2-4 long weekend, this year more than 200 bars and restaurants across the country will celebrate with special Caesar menus, discounts and more. And for the first time ever, at 8pm EST, Canadians in all 10 provinces will simultaneously toast Canada’s Cocktail and make history during the country’s largest Coast-to-Coast Toast!
The main source for all things Caesar is the website www.NationalCaesarDay.com. This site will provide Canadians with a full list of special events along with participating bars and restaurants, videos of Canadian bartenders creating their local spin on the Caesar, fun facts, comic strips, recipes and more; but one thing is certain – there will be no Bloody Mary’s or Caesar salads on this national Caesar Day hub. One of the largest events taking place this year is the Mott’s Clamato Coast-to-Coast Caesar Toast.
Bartender Rob Renda from Miller Tavern is one of four Canadian bartenders selected this year to showcase his Caesar recipe.
Toronto Caesar (Rob Renda, Miller Tavern on Bay, Toronto)
1.5 oz. Iceberg Vodka
Crushed red and black pepper powder mix
4 dashes of Tabasco
4 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
Rim highball glass with lemon half and dip in red and black pepper rimmer. Fill with ice and add four dashes of Tabasco and Worcestershire Sauce, each. Pour in Iceberg Vodka and top with Mott’s Clamato. Garnish with cucumber and lemon and lime slices.
When choosing a vodka for Canada’s signature cocktail, why look anywhere else in the world? Canada’s Cocktail should be made with Canada’s Vodka! Canadian owned and made Iceberg Vodka is the quintessential choice for the Nation’s cocktail. They shine a spotlight on Caesars all-year round and will be celebrating their shared Canadian roots with the Caesar,by hosting grassroots events across the country.