The Caesar is a Canadian classic designed for boozy brunches and summer patios. Similar to a Bloody Mary, the Caesar has a bite more bite.
2 oz vodka
6 oz clamato juice
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp horseradish
½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
Tabasco sauce to taste
Celery salt for rim
Pickled bean or celery stick for garnish
Over an ice filled glass rimmed with celery salt, pour 2 ounces vodka, 6 ounces Clamato juice, and teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix in a teaspoon of horseradish, a half-teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, and a few dashes of Tabasco sauce to taste. Garnish with a celery stick or a long pickled bean. Serves 1.
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If mixing one up seems like a hassle, just leave it to the experts. In Vancouver enjoy your Caesar as an entire meal at The Score on Davie. The Score ‘garnishes’ the drink with an entire burger, onion rings, and assortment of pickled veggies. In New York City, Jeffrey’s Grocery classes up the garnishes with the substitution of chilled artichokes, tail on shrimp, and an oyster.
White Wine Sangria
Originally a Spanish drink, sangria has taken the world with a variety of renditions and remixes. While usually done with red wine and citrus fruits, this recipe plays with a lighter white wine as it’s base. Sangria is good for summer barbecues, or as a solution for unfinished bottles and half eaten farmers market fruits the day after a party.
1 bottle dry white wine of choice
2 large pears
½ cup granulated sugar
Cut all fruits into even lengthwise portions and place in a punch bowl. Pour over wine, add sugar, and mix. Cover and chill overnight or for 24 hours. Serves 4.
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Why wait when you can head over to Barcelona’s Arcano for a glass of white sangria. Arcano’s rendition is made with summer fruits and a healthy addition of the orange liqueur of Contrineau. In fact, the city in general has many hole-in-the-wall establishments with both a red and white sangria option worth exploring!