Canada Day is next week and among the fireworks and good food that most Canadians will be celebrating with a beverage or two, mocktail or cocktail. For Hubs and I, besides beer there is nothing more Canadian than a frosty Canadian Caesar. We don’t make the usual vodka Caesar, although those are tasty; Hubs and I prefer our Caesar with Rum but not just any Rum, Bacardi Limon Rum.
At first we thought the use of Rum in a Caesar was blasphemy but upon tying it, we have never looked back; it gives this cocktail an extra twist. Garnishing this drink is up to you; I’ve seen everything from the usual celery stick to a mini burger. Weird. We usually like spicy pickled long beans, a dill pickle or some olives but feeling festive, I garnished this drink with a skewer of red and white grape tomatoes and pickled sour onions. The only thing more Canadian would be adding a slice of candied maple bacon.
Q: What is your favourite Canadian beverage?
- 1 oz Bacardi Limon Rum
- ¼ tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 3 drops of Tabasco Sauce
- ¼ tsp lime juice (or garnish with a slice of lime)
- Mott’s Clamato Original juice
- Caesar Rimmer Spice
- grape tomatoes for garnish
- pickled sour onions for garnish
- Wet the rim of a 8 ounce cocktail glass and dip into Caesar spice, pre-poured into a small bowl wide enough for the rim.
- Fill glass to half with ice cubes and pour in 1 ounce of limon rum.
- Pour in Worcestershire, Tabasco, lime juice and fill glass to ¾’s full with Clamato juice; stir to mix.
- Garnish with a prearranged skewer of grape tomatoes and pickled mini onions and a mini Canadian flag for an extra special Canada Day cocktail.