Posted on May 19 2016
Calling all Caesar worshippers — today marks a very special day in Canada… it’s National Caesar Day. Each year on the Thursday before the May Long Weekend, Caesar lovers from across the country will salt the rims of their favourite glasses and say cheers to our country’s favourite beverage.
Where did the Caesar come from you might ask? Well, the birthplace of the Caesar is actually in Calgary, where a bartender by the name of Walter Chell invented the refreshing bevvy to mark the opening of a new Italian restaurant in 1969.
Canada’s signature cocktail in its purest form is made with vodka, Clamato juice, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce, and is served in a glass rimmed with celery salt and a celery or olive garnish. But in honour of this special day, the Yo Sox team wanted to switch up the traditional recipe and share a special Caesar recipe that has a unique Canadian twist — bacon and maple syrup.
Get your taste buds ready… you’re in for an incredible surprise.
Ingredients — Recipe Makes Six Servings:
-6 slices of crispy bacon
-1½ tablespoons of maple syrup
-Juice of 3 lemons (roughly ½ cup), plus 1 wedge for the glasses
-1 tablespoon celery salt — but add more to taste
-8 cups Clamato juice
-1 cup vodka
-1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
-Salt and pepper to taste
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lay bacon on baking sheet and brush the bacon with maple syrup. Cook the bacon until crisp roughly 20-25 minutes.
-Run lemon wedge around the rim of each glass. Put celery salt onto a plate and dip each rim of the glass in the celery salt until the rim is thoroughly coated.
-Add a handful of ice cubes into a pitcher.
Pour in the Clamato juice, lemon juice, vodka, horseradish, and Worcestershire sauce into pitcher and stir well.
-Season with celery salt, salt, and pepper to taste.
-Pour into each glass and garnish with the maple bacon.
And of course no Caesar experience would be complete without a pair of Yo Sox’s awesome bacon themed socks! These are the perfect socks for not only Caesar aficionados but also anyone who takes brunch as seriously as we do. Cheers everyone and happy National Caesar Day!