Bloody Caesar Recipe

Popular Bloody Caesar Cocktail Recipe
Switch to clamato juice and make yourself a Bloody Caesar. Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail
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The Bloody Caesar is sometimes referred to simply as a Caesar and is a slight variation of the Bloody Mary. It's a popular drink in Canada and has some very dedicated fans, but it may not be for everyone.

This recipe replaces the tomato juice of the Bloody Mary with clamato juice (clam and tomato juice). The rest of the drink is almost exactly the same, though, just like the Bloody Mary, you can customize it. Add more hot sauce or choose an alternative to Tabasco, if you like. Garnish it with a pickle or stick with the celery. There are many options.

The Reindeer Caesar (below) and Forty Creek Caesar are two recipes that have changed up the mix just a little bit and can serve as inspiration for your own Caesar experiments.

If you love clamato, the Bloody Caesar makes a great brunch cocktail and another option that may help alleviate hangover pains.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces clamato juice
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • Dash Tabasco Sauce
  • Lime wedge
  • Pepper to taste
  • Celery salt
  • Celery stalk for garnish

How to Make It

  1. Rim a highball glass with the juice from the lime wedge and a combination of celery salt and salt.
  2. Add the vodka and clamato juice.
  3. Season with pepper, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces to taste.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Garnish with a celery stick.

Reindeer Caesar Cocktail Recipe

A slightly easier version of a Bloody Caesar, the Reindeer Caesar is a great morning drink. The main difference between the two is that this one adds a sprinkle of nutmeg, thus the holiday and reindeer connection.

You can also rim the glass using lemon juice and sea salt.


  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 6 ounces clamato juice
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch of nutmeg


  1. Pour the ingredients into a highball glass with ice.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Sprinkle with nutmeg.