The Chatelaine Caesar

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10 min


10 min



The Chatelaine Caesar

Produced by Sun Ngo. Photography by Christie Vuong. Food Styling by Ashley Denton. Prop Styling by Catherine Doherty.

This unconventional take on the Canadian classic was created for Chatelaine by Christine Sismondo to commemorate our July/August 2022 Made in Canada issue. It uses fresh watermelon and a vegan Caesar mix instead of tomato clam cocktail. All the other products are sourced from Canadian companies with women at the helm—see below for more info!


  • Salty Paloma Heartbreaker cocktail rimmer
  • 1 cup seedless watermelon , chunks
  • 4 oz Singers Vegan Caesar mix
  • 2 oz Fernie Distillers No. 9 Mine vodka
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 3 dashes Bittered Sling Cascade Celery Aromatic bitters
  • 1 watermelon , slice, to garnish


  1. Rim a tulip glass with cocktail rim mixture. Blend watermelon chunks, Caesar mix, vodka, lime juice and ice in a blender until no chunks of ice remain, 45 seconds. Pour into prepared glass. Add bitters and garnish with watermelon slice.


If you’re a Caesar purist and want clam juice, Singers also makes non-vegan flavours: mildly spiced, spicy and smokin’. All are delicious!


British Columbia’s Fernie Distillers is owned by Jillian Rutherford; Barbara Singer owns and operates Singer Caesar Mix in Ancaster, Ont.; Vancouver’s Bittered Sling Bitters was founded by Lauren Mote; Salty Paloma is owned and operated by Toronto’s Amanda Chen and Evelyn Chick.