Today is National Caesar Day! The first Caesar was created by Walter Chell in 1969 at the Calgary Inn. It is virtually unknown outside Canada. If you order one south of the border and you’re likely going to receive a salad, a Bloody Mary or a blank stare. However, in 2010, the Caesar was officially recognized by Parliament as Canada’s Cocktail. National Caesar Day is celebrated every year on the Thursday before the May long weekend. Last year, more than 398 million Caesars were consumed in Canada. That’s more than one million Caesars per day! This year, more than 300 bars and restaurants across the country are celebrating the third annual National Caesar Day. For a full listing of locations celebrating or for recipes and tips on how to celebrate at home, visit nationalcaesarday.com.
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