Bloody Caesar


This Bloody Mary is spiked by clam juice and is a national drink of Canada.  A Caesar or Bloody Caesar was invented in Calgary Alberta in 1969 by restaurant manager Walter Chell to celebrate the opening of the Italian restaurant in Calgary Inn (Westin Hotel now). It quickly became a popular cocktail within Canada and it has inspired numerous variants. However, the drink remains virtually unknown outside the country.




  • celery salt
  • 1.5 ounce vodka
  • 4 ounce Clamato
  • 2 dashes Tabasco Sauce
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

How to prepare The Bloody Caesar Cocktail:

Coat the rim of the glass with celery salt, fill it with ice and set aside.  Combine the remaining ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice.  To mix it, pour the content into another mixing glass few times.  Strain into the prepared glass.  You can garnish with celery stalk and lime wedge.

Recipe by David Wondrich