Forty Creek Caesar Cocktail Recipe

Forty Creek Caesar Cocktail

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
224 Calories
4g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 224
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2251mg 98%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 48mg 238%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 304mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you are a fan of the bloody Caesar, you will enjoy this very interesting rendition of the recipe. It pairs whiskey and Clamato juice in one spiced-up cocktail that's an absolute delight to drink.

The recipe comes from Forty Creek Whisky a nice example of smooth Canadian whisky. It's used instead of vodka, the traditional liquor in the bloody Caesar, which can often get lost amongst all of the flavors. The whiskey adds depth to the background of this spicy, savory drink, though there are a few more surprises in this recipe.

One of those is adding Italian dressing to the tomato-Clamato juice combination. Another is the funky rim of apricot jam coated in a mix of Montreal steak seasoning and celery salt. While you may be tempted to skip that, it's highly recommended. If you're not sure about it, rim just half of the glass so you can sample the unique taste.

Finally, have fun with the garnishes! This is one of those bloody Mary variations where the wilder and more elaborate the garnish, the better. There are plenty of great ideas that you can mix and match as you see fit.


  • 1/2 teaspoon apricot jam, for rimming

  • Montreal steak seasoning, for rimming

  • Celery salt, for rimming

  • 1 dash hot sauce

  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2 ounce Italian dressing

  • 2 ounces Canadian whisky

  • 2 ounces Clamato juice

  • 2 ounces tomato juice

  • Celery stalk (with any combination of grilled shrimp, cheese cubes, chile pepper, sausage, pepperoni, dill pickle, cucumber slice, cherry tomato, or lime slice), garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Using the apricot jam as an adhesive, rim a tall glass with a mixture of equal parts Montreal steak spice and celery salt.

  3. Fill the glass halfway with ice. Add the hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and Italian dressing.

  4. Top with whiskey, Clamato, and tomato juice.

  5. Stir gently to mix

  6. Garnish with a creative skewer of your choice. Serve and enjoy.


  • Montreal steak seasoning is a popular spice blend. It's produced by spice companies or you can make your own with a few common spices.
  • If you want to get really crafty, make your own Italian salad dressing. It's also very easy and requires just a few common kitchen ingredients.

Recipe Variations

  • Do yourself a favor and follow this recipe exactly as given in the first round. You can always add or subtract ingredients, and make adjustments to suit your taste. Want it a little hotter? Add more hot sauce. Do you think it needs a bit more savory spice? Add more Worcestershire or a dash of the steak seasoning.
  • If you really like Clamato, use it alone and skip the tomato juice. It will be more like the original bloody Caesar.
  • Switch back to vodka if you like. You can also try this recipe with tequila (a la bloody Maria) or gin (the original bloody Mary base for a drink called the red snapper).

How Strong Is a Forty Creek Caesar?

If you pour an 80-proof whisky, this recipe will mix up to a mild 11 percent ABV (22 proof). That's typical of tall drinks and equivalent to the average wine.

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