The Alberta hangover cure: The Caesar
You’ve heard of “hair of the dog” as a hangover cure? Well, that’s likely one of the reasons Canadians consume an estimated 350-million Caesars each year. Created by a Calgary bartender in 1969 for the launch of an Italian restaurant, this perennial “hair of the dog” favourite is similar to a Bloody Mary, but pays homage to Italian flavours (think spaghetti vongole and spicy red sauce) with the addition of clam juice. The classic recipe calls for a shot of vodka, tomato and clam juices and a few dashes of Worcestershire, hot sauce and salt and pepper in a salt-rimmed glass. Add a stalk of celery as garnish, and sip your hangover into oblivion.