Simp’s Serious Caesar Mix for a Truly Canadian Caesar

May 17th is National Caesar Day, and I will most certainly drink to that.

It seems only right that a day be set aside for this ubiquitous Canadian cocktail. There’s even ‘internet evidence’ (take that for what it is) that in 2009, Parliament officially declared the Caesar our national cocktail. Somebody, please fact check that for me while I make myself a drink.

While Mott’s has been the most recognized clamato mix, Jerry Jobe and Dave Simps of Kelowna have created a Caesar mix that should get your attention and a mix that could very well put the boots to Mott’s— an American company, by the way (and always has been).

Simp’s is made of fresh, natural ingredients—no preservatives, artificial colourings or flavourings, and all ingredients (save for the lemons) are sourced in Canada. It’s also gluten-free, MSG-free, and vegan.

Read my Eat North article on Simp’s Caesar mix here, and then go out and find some. A retailer’s list can be found on the Simp’s site. 


Author: Twyla Campbell

World-wide wanderer, CBC Edmonton AM Restaurant Reviewer, Member of Edmonton’s Slow Food convivium, oenophile, epicurean explorer and a freelance writer whose works have appeared in several magazines and newspapers including More, Above & Beyond, Avenue (Edmonton), Up Here, Northern Flyer, Opulence, City Palate, the Edible Prairie Journal, The Edmonton Journal, Slow Food Canada, Lifestyle Alberta, and on Slow Food Edmonton’s website. Grant MacEwan University (Professional Writing Program) Bachelor of Applied Communications Degree (in progress). I’m a Tweeter @wanderwoman10