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NATIONAL CAESAR DAY – Thursday Before Victoria Day in May

National Caesar Day - Thursday before Victoria Day in May


National Caesar Day takes a bow in the middle of May every year in honor of the cocktail loved by Canadians.  In fact, the Caesar became Canada’s national drink when Parliament made it official.

It’s important to note that a Caesar is not a Bloody Mary. The clam juice makes the difference here.  A basic Caesar includes vodka, celery salt, hot sauce, ground pepper, Clamato, Worcestershire sauce, a lime wedge, and a celery stalk. Now, many people add olives, pickled green beans, bacon, and other snacks to their Caesar. Lobster anyone?

Our favorite bars and restaurants create a signature Caesar. From pickle juice to a selection of secretly seasoned salts, the Ceasar can be simply spicy or a spicy meal.

When suffering from a hangover, consider a Caeser the next morning. While not a guaranteed cure, some people recommend it. Offered alongside the Blood Mary at breakfasts, the Caesar and the many extras seem to fix the damage we do to our bodies the night before.

Whether your preference is for a basic Caesar or the fully loaded version, mix one up to enjoy!


Pour the vodka. Add the Clamato and don’t forget the rest. It’s International Caesar Day! (Remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive.) Use #NationalCaesarDay to share on social media.


National Caesar Day has been celebrated since 2015. Bartender Walter Chell of the Westin Hotel (Calgary Inn) in Calgary reportedly invented the spicy vodka drink in 1969.

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