Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Lime Wedges II

Lime Wedges II

Canada's # 1 cocktail is the Bloody Caesar. The drink was created in 1969 by a bartender, Walter Salin Chell, to celebrate the opening of a new restaurant in Calgary. He took his inspiration from the well-known Bloody Mary, replaced the tomato juice with Mott's Clamato Juice and added a celery stalk. Chell's masterpiece became a Canadian phenomenon. Each year about 250 million Bloody Caesars are served. Since for each cocktail about 1,5 oz (4,5 cl) vodka is needed, this amounts to over 10 million litres of vodka.

But wait ... what about Clamato Juice? Yes, not less than 40 million litres of this stuff goes into Canadian Bloody Caesars each year, which amounts to about 70%-80% of the total production. Except for a few pockets elsewhere, nobody in the world has even heard of Clamato Juice. Clamato Juice is a blend of tomatoes and clams, invented by an American called Duffy Mott in 1962. Other companies produce a tomato-clam beverage also, but Mott's registered the name. As a result, it dominates the market. Hardly anyone drinks Clamato Juice "neat". What doesn't go into Bloody Caesars is mostly used to mix with beer, a specialty called Red Eye in Alberta (also known as Red Beer in Mexico, the only other place where people like to mix beer with a tomato-clam beverage).

1 1/2 oz vodka, 4 - 6 oz clamato juice, 6 drops Worcestershire sauce, 1 dash of Tabasco, celery salt, lemon and lime wedges and celery stalk.
Spread plenty of salt and fresh-cracked pepper on a saucer. Run a wedge of lime around the rim of a tall glass, invert the glass onto the saucer and twist to coat the edge with the seasonings. Fill glass with ice-cubes and add Worcestershire sauce, vodka and Clamato juice. Add pepper, Tabasco, lemon and lime wedges.
Stir with celery stalk and garnish with lime wedge.

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