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Seven Caesars to Try in Toronto This Summer

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Nothing says summer like a Caesar, arguably our country's signature drink. The basics—Clamato, vodka, celery, Tabasco, Worcestershire—are good, but Toronto chefs and mixologists are breaking new ground with their latest creations. Here, a count down of seven Caesars to try this summer. Have another favorite? Do leave it in the comments.
—Kelly Reid


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Parts & Labour

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1566 Queen St W, Toronto
ON M6R 1A6, Canada
(416) 588-7750
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Parts & Labour, the first brunch hotspot on our list, gooses the classic Caesar with a pour of St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout for a little added oomph. The vodka is infused with bacon and cilantro and the crisp pickle garnish is house-made. [Photo]

2. Farmhouse Tavern

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1627 Dupont Street, Toronto
ON M6P 3S8, Canada
(416) 561-9114
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Farmhouse Tavern is another brunch mecca, and their Smoked Caesar is one reason why. Served with a house-smoked oyster and a caperberry for garnish, this briny, spicy concoction will cure whatever ails you from the night before. [Photo]

3. Fynn’s of Temple Bar

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489 King St W, Toronto
ON M5V 1K4, Canada
(416) 586-1331
Fynn’s of Temple Bar is well-known for many gourmet varieties of Caesar, including the London Calling (swaps gin for vodka) and a vegan Caesar. But don't miss the classic Smokehouse version with citrus vodka, chipotle Tabasco, liquid mesquite, and an enormous pepperette stick. [Photo]

4. The Carbon Bar

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99 Queen St E, Toronto
ON M5C 1S1, Canada
(416) 947-7000
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The best Caesars are spicy, and barbecue hotspot The Carbon Bar knows spicy. It may look timid compared to some of the others on this list, but there are thirty-seven (!) different spices in that rim— not to mention a potent “chili tincture” in the house-made Clamato. Oh, and it uses Olmeca tequila instead of vodka. Be warned. [Photo]

5. Rock Lobster Food Co.

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538 Queen St W, Toronto
ON, Canada
(416) 203-6623
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Seafood and Caesars make a no-brainer combo, and popular raw bar Rock Lobster is adding a little hedonism to its version of the cocktail. The foundation is traditional— Ketel One vodka, Clamato, Tabasco and worcestershire— but the succulent half lobster tail (and bargain price of $12) make this Caesar a must. [Photo]

6. Momofuku Daisho

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190 University Ave, Toronto
ON M5H 0A3, Canada
(647) 253-8000
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Momofuku Daisho has picky types covered thanks to its custom Caesar bar. Choose your own adventure of tequila, vodka, or bourbon; three different hot sauces; and crazy-fun add-ins like kimchi, horseradish, and Doritos. [Photo]

7. Hunters Landing

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82 Fort York Blvd., Toronto
ON M5V 4A6, Canada
(647) 352-6082
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Hunter’s Landing Caesar is not for the tame. It’s basically a breakfast in itself. Called the Landing Cure, the extravagant creation includes a beef slider, bacon, smoked mozzarella, fresh-cut veggies, house pickles, and a lobster tail (you know, just for that little extra). [Photo]

1. Parts & Labour

1566 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1A6, Canada
Parts & Labour, the first brunch hotspot on our list, gooses the classic Caesar with a pour of St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout for a little added oomph. The vodka is infused with bacon and cilantro and the crisp pickle garnish is house-made. [Photo]
1566 Queen St W, Toronto
ON M6R 1A6, Canada

2. Farmhouse Tavern

1627 Dupont Street, Toronto, ON M6P 3S8, Canada
Farmhouse Tavern is another brunch mecca, and their Smoked Caesar is one reason why. Served with a house-smoked oyster and a caperberry for garnish, this briny, spicy concoction will cure whatever ails you from the night before. [Photo]
1627 Dupont Street, Toronto
ON M6P 3S8, Canada

3. Fynn’s of Temple Bar

489 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4, Canada
Fynn’s of Temple Bar is well-known for many gourmet varieties of Caesar, including the London Calling (swaps gin for vodka) and a vegan Caesar. But don't miss the classic Smokehouse version with citrus vodka, chipotle Tabasco, liquid mesquite, and an enormous pepperette stick. [Photo]
489 King St W, Toronto
ON M5V 1K4, Canada

4. The Carbon Bar

99 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1S1, Canada
The best Caesars are spicy, and barbecue hotspot The Carbon Bar knows spicy. It may look timid compared to some of the others on this list, but there are thirty-seven (!) different spices in that rim— not to mention a potent “chili tincture” in the house-made Clamato. Oh, and it uses Olmeca tequila instead of vodka. Be warned. [Photo]
99 Queen St E, Toronto
ON M5C 1S1, Canada

5. Rock Lobster Food Co.

538 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, Canada
Seafood and Caesars make a no-brainer combo, and popular raw bar Rock Lobster is adding a little hedonism to its version of the cocktail. The foundation is traditional— Ketel One vodka, Clamato, Tabasco and worcestershire— but the succulent half lobster tail (and bargain price of $12) make this Caesar a must. [Photo]
538 Queen St W, Toronto
ON, Canada

6. Momofuku Daisho

190 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5H 0A3, Canada
Momofuku Daisho has picky types covered thanks to its custom Caesar bar. Choose your own adventure of tequila, vodka, or bourbon; three different hot sauces; and crazy-fun add-ins like kimchi, horseradish, and Doritos. [Photo]
190 University Ave, Toronto
ON M5H 0A3, Canada

7. Hunters Landing

82 Fort York Blvd., Toronto, ON M5V 4A6, Canada
Hunter’s Landing Caesar is not for the tame. It’s basically a breakfast in itself. Called the Landing Cure, the extravagant creation includes a beef slider, bacon, smoked mozzarella, fresh-cut veggies, house pickles, and a lobster tail (you know, just for that little extra). [Photo]
82 Fort York Blvd., Toronto
ON M5V 4A6, Canada