Canada celebrated National Caesar Day. With over 407 million Caesars being served every year in Canada to a population of only 35 million, it’s no wonder the drink became the country’s Official Cocktail.
To celebrate this achievement, Rocky Mountaineer hosted a competition on-board the First Passage to the West route, where six bartenders from the luxury hotel chain – the Fairmont – created a brand new version of the Caesar to be served at the hotels for the rest of the season.
All bartenders managed to come up with unique recipes, which were then judged by a panel of four travel writers, based on presentation, taste and creativity. The winning Caesar was Oisin Collins’ from Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, who offered a mango twist to the tradition recipe. What impressed the judges was the softer, ‘entry-level’ taste profile of the Clamato mixed with mango juice; thing that earned him top marks on creativity and taste.
To taste Oisin Collins’ Caesar, you will need 2 oz. Rye, 4 oz. Mango Nectar, 4 oz. Clamato Juice, ¾ oz. Lime Juice, a dash of Sriracha, Black Pepper and a dash of Worcestershire. Rim the glass with chili sugar and then garnish with a mango slice, fresh Thai chili, pepper jerky and grilled asparagus.
Rocky Mountaineer is the world’s largest privately owned luxury tourist train and, since 1990, has welcomed more than two million guests to inhale the mountain air and let nature take their breath away. Guests can choose from over 65 vacation packages and four unique rail routes, which travel through iconic destinations such as Seattle, WA, Vancouver, B.C., and the majestic Canadian Rockies in Alberta. The unparalleled experience onboard the all domed fleet offers rich, historic storytelling, world class cuisine, and a first-hand look at the vast and untouched wild beauty of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.
Rocky Mountaineer is considered one of the best ways to see the Canadian Rockies, having received numerous international awards and accolades for service excellence. These honours include eight World Travel Awards for “World’s Leading Travel Experience By Train” and “World’s Leading Luxury Train,” and being listed as one of the world’s “Dream Trips” by Travel + Leisure magazine.