A Canadian creation the Caesar or
r Bloody Caesar) was invented in 1969 to celebrate the opening of Marco s Italian restaurant at the Calgary Inn (now the Westin Calgary). Resident mixologist and food and beverage manager, Walter Chell, was commissioned to develop a cocktail. He took inspiration from the flavours of Spaghetti Vongole (spaghetti with clams), and combined sweet (tomato juice), salty (clam nectar), sour (lime), spicy (Worcestershire sauce) and bitter (celery salt) into his concoction. After naming it for the Roman emperor, legend has it that he served one to an Englishman who exclaimed: "That s a good bloody Caesar!"