Monday, April 25, 2011

Bloody Caesar

Earlier this week we were invited to dinner with Scottish friends that used to live in Canada, that now live  in France (it's complicated, I know!). We were joined by our german friends that used to live in France, that have since moved back to Germany.

Our Scottish friends find that there are some items that they cannot get hold of in France that they really enjoyed in the UK or Canada, so we frequently get a shopping list and bring over various items whenever we visit.

So, I managed to get hold of some Clamato juice that the male of the Scottish partnership particularly enjoys for making Bloody Caesars. So, the last thing I expected when we arrived was that he would be treating us all to a Bloody Caesar using the precious and long-awaited clamato juice. Mr F makes a great gin and tonic so I was looking forward to an equivalent Bloody Caesar and I was most certainly not disappointed.

Clamato juice is a combo of tomato and clam juice and is found mainly in Canada, which is where the majority of Bloodt Caesars are consumed. You can also buy it in Waitrose in the UK, although having now done my homework, it does work out cheaper to buy it from Amazon UK.

 Here's some information about the drink which i found on wikipedia :

Preparation and variants: Basic preparation of a Caesar follows the "one, two, three, four" rule. The recipe calls for 1–1½ oz of vodka, two dashes of hot sauce, three dashes of salt and pepper, four dashes of Worcestershire sauce and topped with 4–6 oz of Clamato and served with ice.[6] The ingredients are poured into a glass rimmed with celery salt or a mixture of salt and pepper and garnished with a celery stalk and lime.[10] The Caesar is an unusual drink in that it can be mixed in bulk and stored for a period of time before drinking.[3]

Ours had a dash of tabasco, worcestershire sauce, a celery salt rim, and lime and celery to garnish.
If you can get hold of some clamation juice, I would definitely recommend it.


  1. Well, Clamato juice is readily available here so I just might have to whip up one of these and take the plunge. But since it is so new and different from my usual libations (which tends more to scotch on the rocks) perhaps I should up the vodka. What do you think? :-)

  2. Hi Warren, from where I'm standing, which is currently on the Mediterranean, I would definitely up the vodka! It's my cousin's birthday today and mine tomorrow so we're in serious party mood ! Enjoy !

  3. Glad you had a good holiday! We missed you over at the Table for Two blog. Saw you're recent comment and (after nearly choking in my mojito with laughter) I had to respond. Good to have your back!

  4. Cheers Warren ! It's good to be back. One of these days I'll get more than 2 minutes to write a blog post.. and then the phone rang..guess Id better get that then ... :o)


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