A Bloody Caesar is more than just a cocktail with a name that would peak the interest of history buffs across the globe. In fact, it has one of the most amazing origin stories I have heard of in recent memory. If you’re a fellow American, you probably have no clue that this cocktail was inspired by Spaghetti alle vongole or spaghetti with tomato and clams. A delicious flavor pairing for a meal, but I was curious how craft cocktail connoisseurs, Crazy Uncle, and Chef Guy Rubino of Strada 241 would translate these two distinct flavors into a cocktail.
Served on the rocks with a sea salt, celery seed, lime peel & mixed spice rimmer, the Über Caesar, by appearance alone, seems familiar. But its uniqueness really comes through after the first sip. As the acidity of the lime and vine-ripened tomato hits your palette, the horseradish and aged pepper hot sauce creep in to slowly bring some needed heat to the party. The real clam broth and Worcestershire sauce linger on your tongue to really round out the cocktail with rich umami profiles.
As a whole, the Über Caesar transported me to a childhood of summers on sandy California beaches. It carried the smell of the ocean air and the sting of salt water on my lips with every tip of the glass. It was a transformative drink, to say the least, and I can’t help to attribute that to Crazy Uncle’s use of 100% natural ingredients without the inclusion of MSG, High Fructose Corn Syrup or Artificial Ingredients.
While it may never make it’s down to California, I am already planning a Canadian getaway to enjoy the Über Caesar again—and maybe smuggle back a bottle or two in my luggage. For all my Canadian readers out there, the ready-to-serve cocktail is available at LCBO stories in Ontario and a few other locations in Canada. I would highly recommend buying a bottle to enjoy those last few weeks of Summer and while you’re at it, send one my way as well.canada cocktails, cocktails, Crazy Uncle, drinks, Linda Dianne, review, Uber Caesar