Caesar cocktails are an iconic Canadian bevy and in Toronto you’ll find them on menus at brunch, lunch, and dinner.
While the drink is traditionally crafted with a blend of vodka, clam stock, and tomato juice, stirred with horseradish, a hit of Worcestershire sauce, and a celery salt rim – in Toronto, you’ll find Caesars spiked with a range of spirits, plus creative spins ranging from amped-up garnishes to international riffs.
These Caesars are must-tries in Toronto.
Adding a Middle Eastern twist on the classic, this Caesar is spiked with Sobieski vodka, spiced with harissa, and served in a sumac and za’atar rimmed glass.
Address: 810 Queen Street East, Toronto
Address: 2009 Yonge Street, Toronto
Address: 2901 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Designed to pair perfectly with the fruits from the sea on offer from the kitchen, this famous Toronto oyster house crafts their signature Caesars with Walter’s mix and a choice of tequila, bourbon, or scotch.
Address: 469 King Street West, Toronto
Thompson Toronto’s Caesar is just $5 at brunch on the weekends. The cheap and cheerful addition to the morning meal offers things to nibble on while you wait for your eggs.
Address: 550 Wellington Street West, Toronto
The smokehouse in the Port Lands looks for any opportunity to show off its meaty specialties. A smokey Caesar garnished with a rib has become a patio favourite.
Address: 275 Cherry Street, Toronto
The Cure is this CityPlace bar’s answer to a hangover. Calling it over-the-top is an understatement, this thing features an entire meal among the garnishes; pizza, lobster tails, bacon, cheese, pickles… it’s all there.
Address: 82 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto
Weekend brunch is a seafood-studded affair at this fish and oyster house. The house Caesar blends vodka with Carroll & Co. Bloody mix, then finishes the drink off with Clamato, lime, and a freshly shucked oyster.
Address: 10 Temperance Street, Toronto
Caesar cocktails rimmed with crushed Cheetos and finished with a prepperette, pickles, olives, and spicy beans are a must-try on this east-end patio.
Address: 1173 Dundas Street East, Toronto
On the weekends, the Southern-style brunch menu at this Queen East restaurant offers seductive selections to eat and drink. From the Caesar bar, start with a choice of spirits (vodka, gin, tequila, or rye) and then choose from four different styles including the Sea-sar that featuring layers of cucumber and tomato juice topped with a wild shrimp.
Address: 99 Queen Street East, Toronto
The pub near The Rogers Centre serves up liquid brunches in a boot! The Breakfast Boot is available on weekends and features a variety of garnishes and spicy Clamato for an extra kick.
Address: 277 Front Street, Toronto