TORONTO, June 22 /CNW/ - 2010 has been a big year for Canada. And as we prepare to celebrate Canada Day, Mott's Clamato is honouring the people and events that we've been especially proud of in the past year because, like the Caesar, they are uniquely Canadian. Ours alone.
The 2010 Coast-to-Coast Caesar Toast recognizes these Canadians with a menu of new Caesars created by Len Fragomeni, head of the Toronto Institute of Bartending and Dean of Mott's Clamato Caesar Schools across Canada.
As Toronto gears up for a city-changing weekend, and leaders from around the world descend on our metropolis, one cocktail in particular offers city dwellers an inspired way to escape the mayhem: The World Welcomer Caesar honours the way our country has stepped up to serve as host.
For more information about Canada's cocktail, and for more of the new Caesar recipes, visit www.facebook.com/canadascocktail.
The World Welcomer
A toast to the hosts! From athletes to world leaders, they made their way to the true north this year and, like any good host, we opened our doors to the world - east and west. As Canadians, we did it politely, of course. But we did it with style. And to that, we raise a glass, with a Caesar that reflects some of the best that Canada has to offer. Best enjoyed with company. Lots of it.
Glass: Large wine glass
2 oz Canadian white wine
1/2 oz Canadian gin
2 dashes hot sauce
2 dashes each, freshly ground salt and pepper
4 oz Mott's Clamato juice
Preparation: Pour all ingredients into a wine glass and fill two thirds
with ice. Add freshly ground salt and pepper.
Garnish: Fresh grapes
About the Caesar:
A Canadian creation, the Caesar was invented in 1969 to celebrate the opening of Marco's Italian Restaurant at the Calgary Inn (now Westin Calgary). Resident mixologist and food and beverage manager Walter Chell was commissioned to develop the new cocktail. Inspired by the flavours of Spaghetti Vongole, Walter combined sweet (tomato juice), salty (clam nectar), sour (lime), spicy (Worcestershire sauce) and bitter (celery salt) in his new concoction. After naming his drink for the Roman Emperor, legend has it that Chell served one to an Englishman who exclaimed: "that's a good bloody Caesar!"
The Duffy Mott's company introduced Mott's Clamato to Canada in 1969, and today's Mott's Clamato is the essential ingredient in the Caesar mix - found on store shelves and in bars and restaurants across the country. The Caesar is a signature drink at many fine Canadian establishments, helping make it the most popular cocktail in Canada. More than 340 million Caesars are made with Mott's Clamato every year.
A petition to officially name the Caesar Canada's National Cocktail can be found at www.canadasnationalcocktail.ca.
About Canada Dry Mott's Inc.
Canada Dry Mott's, is a leading beverage business marketing a wide range of soft drinks, juices, teas, mixers and other premium beverages throughout Canada. The company's portfolio includes Canada Dry, Mott's Clamato, Dr Pepper, Crush, Mott's Fruitsations, Schweppes, Orangina, Mott's Garden Cocktail and Mr. & Mrs. T mixers among other brands. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Dry Mott's is a subsidiary of Dr Pepper Snapple (NYSE: DPS), one of the leading refreshment beverage businesses in North America. For more information, please visit www.canadadrymotts.ca.
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