It's the weekend! What a perfect time to kick up your feet and relax. I know for a lot of people they love to mix a few drinks and sit back with some friends and enjoy the night. I know I do, the awesome thing is with most fun drinks is that you can make them virgin, so no alcohol.
One of my favorite drinks is actually a native to Calgary, this drink was configured here in 1967. Walter Chell was a manager to a restaurant and was asked to make a signature drink. He mixed together clam juice, tomato juice, and vodka and added a bunch of other spices. It took off and now most Canadians have at one point had a version of it. We even have a national Caesar day here to celebrate this spicy drink.
It is similar to a bloody Mary but it is a lot spicier and that's how we like it up here in the frozen beautiful north. A great website to check out for variations is National Caesar Day.
Over New Years a good family friend made me an awesome Caesar and added the horseradish to it, which I loved. You can buy the Clamato juice with "the works" that has everything in it. But it is always fun to add a bit more.
8 ounces of Clamato juice (the works or any kind you would like, no substitutes it has to have the clam juice in it)
1/2 teaspoon of creamy horseradish
a dash of Worcestershire sauce
a dash of hot sauce
pickled green beans
Caesar rimmer seasoning
Slice limes into wedges.
Take the wedges and rub the lime around the rim of the glass.
On a plate spread some of the rimmer seasoning all over.
Take the glass with the lime juice covered rim and dip it into the seasoning.
Pour juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce into the glass filled with ice. Give it a stir.
Add a celery stalk, a couple of pickled green beans and a lime wedge.
A perfect combination of spices for the rimmer is this:
Ground white pepper
Combine equal amounts in a bowl and stir together
If you choose not to make your own, they actually have Clamato rimmer here in Canada near the juices. It is great as well. People go crazy and make so many different combinations that it is so fun to taste everyone's twist on it.
A little about me
Just a BC girl living in a Alberta world on a cattle ranch nestled near Kananaskis country. I love all things food, my husband and my two beautiful children. I am always looking for inspiration through the world around me.