Did you know that Canada's unofficial official drink has an unofficial official celebratory day? National Caesar Day was first launched in 2015, and it happens annually now on the Thursday before Canada's May Long Weekend--which means in 2018 we can observe National Caesar Day on May 17.
The Caesar is attributed to barman Walter Chell, who came up with the drink at the Calgary Inn back in 1969. As prepared traditionally, a Caesar is made with vodka, clamato juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and comes in a celery salt-rimmed glass garnished with lemon or lime, and a celery stalk.
Of course, varieties, riffs, nods, and the like abound for Canada's beloved Caesar. Here in Vancouver you can get it made with gin, tequila, or even whisky, with all sorts of flavour boosts and twists--we're talking spicy beans, pickles, bacon strips, pepperoni sticks, all the way to garnishes that are basically an entire dinner for four (Score on Davie, we're lookin' at you).
There is no official way to celebrate National Caesar Day, except of course the special day is traditionally observed by drinking Caesars.
Some Vancouver and other B.C. venues are participating in National Caesar Day promos tied to the event sponsor, Iceberg vodka; those place include The Cascade Room, UVA, and Score on Davie (home of the city's most outrageous Caesar). You'll find a list here.
Your favourite restaurant or bar probably has a Caesar on the menu (or a whole build-your-own Caesar bar, like the new brunch at The Victor) , or you can opt to be your own bar man or woman and craft your own.