Considering the Caesar is considered Canada's cocktail, it's expected fans across the nation will be breaking out their version of the drink on Canada Day, July 1. And there are as many versions of the Caesar as there are patriots mixing them up for friends and family.
But, for those looking to up their Caesar game, Fairmont Hotels has some suggestions.
For more inspiration when making your own “perfect patio sipper,” Jetside Bar at Fairmont Vancouver Airport shared its Lemon Beer Caesar recipe, which uses local lemon pale ale from Four Winds Brewing in Delta, B.C. For a very West Coast take on this Canadian treasure, try this recipe at home.
Lemon Beer Caesar
1.5 oz. Absolute Citron
.5 oz. Grand Marnier
.5 oz. lemon juice
Tabasco to taste
Worcester sauce to taste
Motts Caesar mix
Lemon Pale Ale
Garnish with dill and smoked salmon.
The Coastline Caesar was created by Jeff Savage, head bartender at Botanist at Fairmont Pacific Rim, who describes this Caesar as the perfect recipe for the home mixologist. Savage used local ingredients and suppliers, as well as scents and flavours specific to the Pacific Northwest for this Canadian themed Caesar.
1 oz. Sheringham Vodka
½ oz. Sheringham Aquavit
¾ oz. Smoked cedar tisane
3 oz. Walter's Caesar mix
1 dash Bittered Sling Cascade celery bitters
Rim glass with Old Bay Seasoning. Garnish with a dill frond and small piece of smoked salmon and serve on a small cedar plank.