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On 15 August 2019 we celebrate the 135 th Anniversary of the Acadian People celebrated at the World Congress right here in L’Acadie known today as the Maritimes. The flag is based on the colours of France with a yellow Star symbol of the Virgin Mary patron of the Acadian people (Stella Maris). Thousands of Acadians were violently deported by the British in 1755 from what is today the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. An act of ethnic genocide on a people who lived peacefully and did not want to get involved in Imperial wars between Britain and France.

But the Acadians came back, the World congress celebrates their presence today in Canada. Here in PEI we are having an Island wide cultural festival with many Acadian Artists.

 

At the request of many I am publishing here the recipe for Canada’s Official Cocktail, the Bloody Cesar.

DID YOU KNOW

To commemorate the inauguration of an Italian restaurant in 1964, Calgary bartender Walter Chell created Bloody Caesar. Chell took his inspiration from the Bloody Mary, but added clam juice to the mix, he spent a few weeks crushing some of these molluscs, until he managed to achieve the perfect balance with the tomato juice. More Bloody Caesars are sold in Canada than any other cocktail. A wonderful picker-upper in the morning.

INGREDIENTS

45 ml (1 1/2 oz.) vodka
120 ml (4 oz.) Motts Clamato juice
5 ml (1 tsp.) Worcestershire sauce
A few drops of red Tabasco sauce
1 lemon wedge
Celery salt
Ice cubes
Salt and pepper
A fresh sprig of Celery

DIRECTIONS

Frost the rim of a highball glass containing a few ice cubes with the lemon and celery salt.
Add all the ingredients.
Stir using a mixing spoon.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with a fresh sprig of celery.

Canada’s drink. Enjoy!