This is the Clamato I've grown up with and love. I remember it being a special treat around the holidays. Mom and I would drink big glasses of the stuff (without the booze). I've since learned that it's basically made with tomato paste,monosodium glutamate,spices and probably the bottom of some aquarium...
But I still love it. I have nice memories of it. I think the bottle was glass back then. Well after my post yesterday about cocktail napkins I learned from a fellow canuck blogger that I was giving myself away because the Ceasar doesn't exist in the U.S....What the ???
Smarties don't exist and now ceasars? THE CEASAR? So of course that got me real curious and I went a diggin' on the web.
Here's what I learned about the Ceasar (bloody of course). I copied it becasue of my HUGE lazyness factor this morning...
And guess what? I can't paste the info !"/$%?&*()*&?%$!!!
Ok so One factor contributing to the success of clamato was the invention of the Bloody Ceasar in 1969. Walter Chell was commissioned by the proprietors of Marco's restaurant in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (who knew?). After 3 months of experiements, Chell discovered a spicy drink made of Clamato juice,vodka,salt,pepper,worchestershire, and a dash of oregano (oregano? OREGANO??? In MY ceasar???).
One strange fact: It seems that the majority of Clamato drinkers in the U.S. are Hispanics.
So the Ceasar is 40 years old. And if that is not vintage I don't know what is... I always thought you put Tabasco in a bloody ceasar...
Here you can buy little pre-mixed bottles of Ceasar, but I don't really like them. I haven't had one in over a year, make that 2 years! And the BESTEST Bloody Ceasar is made by one of my most faithfull reader (who happens to be my sister in law) Yes Johanne you! LOL
So get ready 'coz I might ring your doorbell and head for the kitchen to wait for my Bloody Ceasar!
Have a nice weekend y'all and don't drink and drive! And buckle up! And have your pets spayed or neutered!