Thursday, 6 September 2007

We Interupt This Blog To Answer These Very Important Questions

Hi doggies,

In response to Ernest's query ( see comments from last post) about a Caesar, Blue's dislike of clamato and to all other non-Canadians who may never have heard of such a thing, we have decided to post the answers to these very important questions.

1. What is a Caesar?

A Caesar is a very popular cocktail in Canada and in fact according to Wikipedia is often called Canada's official cocktail. It is made of Clamato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce over ice and served in a glass rimmed with celerly salt and garnished with a stick of celery and a slice of lime. It was originally invented in 1969 in Calgary , Alberta, Canada by a bartender named Walter Chell for the opening of a new restarant at The Westin. The original Caesar was made of tomato juice and mashed clams. Clamato juice was then released shortly afterwards by the American Mott's company. A version without vodka is called a"Virgin Caesar".

2. How is a Caesar made?
Well here is the recipe for the Classic Caesar.

Classic Caesar

Ingredients: • 5 oz Mott's Clamato • 1-1/2 oz vodka • 1/2 tsp hot sauce • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce • salt and pepper to taste

Mixing Instructions:Rim a glass with lime juice and celery or seasoning salt. Fill glass with ice and add above ingredients, stir to mix. Garnish with a celery stalk and a lime wedge. Enjoy!!

3. What is Clamato juice?

Clamato juice is a mixture of tomato juice, clam broth and spices. Momma says the only brand worth drinking is Motts Clamato which was the original. Momma says the others are all substandard.
4. What does Clamato juice taste like?
Clamato juice has a very unique taste which includes tomato, clam, salty and sweet.

5. Are there other ways to drink Clamato Juice?
Yes, as well as drinking a Caesar, Momma drinks it alone on ice, or sometimes mixed with beer.
6. Do doggies like Clamato juice?
That is a matter of opinnion. Nikki loves it, while the rest of us doggies ( Casper, Buddy and Winnie) will not even try it.

Thanks for reading all about clamato juice and Caesars. Also please fill out our new poll at the top of our blog. Thanks doggies!