A Canadian Caesar mocktail is a super easy drink to mix up for everyone in your house to enjoy. Do you have kids that won't drink plain tomato juice? Well, look no further: the classic Caesar mocktail is your answer.
The ingredients for our Canadian Caesar mocktail are easy to find at any large grocery store in the U.S. Let's talk about the key ingredients.
- Juice: We like to use Clamato juice because we love the taste of the clam broth instead of using plain tomato juice.
- Flavorings: We like to use Tabasco for some spice and Worcestershire sauce for umami.
- Spices: We like to use celery salt to rim the glass and a sprinkle of black pepper to finish the drink.
- Limes: We like to use lime juice to help the celery salt stick and a lime wedge for a garnish.
- Vegetables: We like to use a celery stick with leaves as a garnish in each drink.
See recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
- To increase the spiciness, use a little horseradish.
- Want other seasonings? Try Old Bay, garlic powder, pickle juice, or olive brine.
- Want add other flavors? Try hot sauce, steak sauce, BBQ sauce, or sriracha.
- Want other protein garnishes? Try bacon, shrimp, hard boiled egg, jerky, chicken, or pepperoni stick.
- Theme this drink by taking it to the extreme and have your whole dinner skewered and standing up in the drink.
How to Make
Gather all the ingredients for our Canadian Caesar mocktail. Wedge a lime. Measure out the Clamato juice and spices then cut your celery stalks to a length that is taller than the serving glass.
- To decorate the rim of the glass, run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass.
- Turn the glass upside down and twist it in the celery salt.
3. To build the drink in a glass, add the ice cubes.
4. Pour the Clamato juice over the ice.
5. Add Tabasco sauce, or the hot sauce of your choice.
6. Next, pour in the Worcestershire sauce.
7. Stir with a long handled spoon until well combined.
8. Sprinkle on some freshly ground black pepper.
9. For a traditional Canadian garnish, add a celery stalk with leaves and a lime wedge.
10. Enjoy this Canadian Caesar mocktail with some savory appetizers.
The main difference is the Caesar has clam broth, but it also has a uniquely spicy flavor.
In 1969, a restaurant manager named Walter Chell invented the drink at the Calgary Inn in honor of a new Italian restaurant opening at this establishment.
To make it healthier, try to lower the sodium and increase the vitamins and minerals. One way to do this is by using V8 juice and adding clam juice. You could make your own clam juice by muddling clams. Instead of rimming the glass with celery salt, run a lime wedge around the rim and dip it into celery seed, paprika, or chili powder.
This beverage can be served with a whole variety of snacks either inserted into the glass on a long skewer or laid across the top of the glass on a small skewer. By doing this, you can customize each drink, plus it makes it a lot of fun.
Typical categories for garnishes are protein, salad, and traditional. Some popular choices are a pickle spear, thick maple bacon or beef jerky, pickled vegetables, assorted cheeses, salami, and hot peppers.
This Caesar also tastes amazing with some of our meatless appetizers like our cowboy caviar, baked jalapeño poppers, and our Panda Express cream cheese rangoon. Serve it with butter tarts, a favorite Canadian dessert, for a snack.
- Make Ahead: The celery stalks and the limes can be prepped ahead of time. It's best to make the Caesar mocktail just before serving so you can customize the level of hot sauce.
- Leftovers: Any leftover garnishes or Caesar can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Stir well before serving, then rim the glasses and add the garnish.
- If you are serving this to a child, reduce the amount of hot sauce to 2 dashes.
- Use a bottom-heavy glass if you plan on adding lots of garnishes. You don't want your drink to topple over.
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Canadian Caesar Mocktail
For the Caesar
- 16 fluid ounces Clamato juice
- ⅛ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- ⅛ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 3 cubes ice
- 2 grinds black pepper
For the Garnish
- 1 lime, cut in wedges
- 2 tablespoons celery salt
- 1 celery stalk with leaves
- Wedge the lime. Cut a small slit in a lime wedge and run it around the edge of a tall glass.
- Pour two tablespoons of celery salt in a small dish. Insert the rim of the glass in the celery salt and twist it. This will give the rim a nice coating of celery salt. This is an important step, so don't omit it.
- Add a few cubes of ice to the glass, then pour in the Clamato juice. Add equal parts of Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire sauce. For an extremely mild version, use 2 dashes of each, and for a spicier version try ¼ teaspoon.
- Stir carefully with a long handled spoon. Taste and add more Tabasco or Worcestershire sauce if desired.
- Sprinkle some freshly ground black pepper on top.
- Garnish with another lime wedge and a celery stalk with leaves.
- Reduce the amount of hot sauce to 2 dashes if serving to a child.
- If you plan on adding lots of garnishes, use a bottom-heavy glass, as you don't want the drink to topple over.
Serving sizes and nutritional information are only an estimate and may vary from your results.