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Canadian Caesar Recipe

The classic Canadian Caesar recipe with a twist of pickle juice flavour. More iconic than a Bloody Mary, perfect any time of year (or day).

closeup of canadian caesar drink with celery

The classic Canadian caesar is such an iconic drink!  Although, I grew up thinking this drink was a regular thing, and not just something that only Canadians knew about, ha.  Either way,  this Canadian caesar recipe is a perfect refreshing drink no matter what time of year (or day!).

Now, I’ll be honest… I personally don’t like caesars.  I know, it’s weird to share a recipe for something you don’t enjoy – but trust me… everyone else likes these.

canadian caesar recipe text overlay with drink

In fact, I’m sharing my Husband’s version of the drink here today (with pickle juice).  It used to be a “super secret ingredient”, but the Caesar people have caught on and now you can buy a variation of the mix with a pickled flavour already.

This recipe was originally included in “Simple Party Prep” on December 5th 2015.

With “weird” ingredients like hot sauce, vodka, celery, clam/tomato juice, salt/pepper, pickle juice and Worcestershire sauce – caesars don’t seem that appetizing.  (Actually, worcestershire’s the only thing I like, ha).

red tomato juice in clear glass with celery

As people say – this odd combination of flavours comes together to make a yummy blend.  I mean, caesars certainly look and smell delicious!

(For reference, I think it’s the salt rim for me – I am a sugar girl).

caesar drink construction

In the animation above, I share the mix ratio/recipe construction if you wanted a visual :)

top angled view of bloody mary drink

Remember how I said that you can have caesars any time of the year and day?  Here, they’re such an iconic patio/refreshing summer drink BUT you can also set up a make-your-own-caesars’ bar for your holiday parties too.

And, like Bloody Marys, people seem to love drinking caesar’s in the morning as a hangover cure.

caesar drink with celery

Canadian Caesar Recipe

Beverages Canadian
By Nicole Q-Schmitz Serves: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes

The classic Canadian Caesar recipe with a twist of pickle juice flavour. More iconic than a Bloody Mary, perfect any time of year (or day).


  • Wedge of Lemon or Lime
  • Ice Cubes
  • Salt/Pepper (or Caesar seasoning mix)
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce (a few dashes / 5ml)
  • 1/2 tsp Hot Sauce (2.5ml)
  • 1/2 ounce Pickle Juice (15ml)
  • 1 ounce Vodka (30ml)
  • 1 cup Clamato Juice (approx)
  • Celery Stalk



Rim the edge of a tall glass with lemon or lime, then dip in Caesar seasoning mix (salt/pepper mix will work)


Fill 1/2 to 3/4 glass with ice cubes (approx 6 regular-sized cubes)


Add Worcestershire, hot sauce and pickle juice (as per the recipe, or to personal taste)


Pour in one shot of Vodka (or gin/tequila if preferred)


Fill the rest of the glass with clamato juice (a mix of clam/tomato)


Garnish with a celery stick (use it to stir!)


See the post for construction detail animation // Feel free to update the recipe as you want!

caesar drink on wood table

As I mentioned, this drink smells really good and there is a fun crunch from the celery stalk.  Plus, there are a bajillion variations of this recipe – so you can always customize it how you like!

If I were to make my own version of this, it would probably be like strawberry/watermelon juice, with a sugar rim.  But then that would be something completely different, ha!

see you next time nicole text image

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