The Caesar - A Canadian tradition of drunkeness
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40 years ago, in an unassuming bar in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, bartender Walter Chell created a drink that is widely anonymous outside Canada, the Caesar. While Canadians drink 350 million Caesars a year (do the math on that one ... thats 10 Caesars per year for every Canadian, including newborns), trying to order one outside Canada usually elicits, at best, a dumb stare of non-recognition.
Who else but someone suffering extreme hypothermia (a natural condition in Canada for 9 months of the year, of course) could decide "a concoction of mixing clam juice, with tomato juice and Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and vodka" might make a good cocktail? Vodka and tomato is one thing, but it takes a special kind of deranged to throw clams in the mix ... who but Canadians (or Klingons) would ever think of putting meat in their drinks?
And yet, its a wonderful taste, smooth and spicy at the same time. Its the perfect apetizer before a meal, and a great party drink (though don't be the doofas who gets stuck making them for everyone). So go out today, find a nice Canadian pub, and order yourself a Caesar. Then explain to the bartender what it is, and finally, come to Canada to try a real one. You'll like it.