Canada Dry Mott’s Inc.

Canada Dry Mott’s Inc.

May 15, 2008 09:00 ET

MOTT's Clamato Names Canada's Best Caesars

Finalists Battle to be named this year's Best Caesar in Town

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) -

Editors Note: A photo and video are included with this press release.

Get the summer Caesar season started by sampling six of the best recipes, selected by MOTT's Clamato mixologists as Canada's Best Caesars in Town 2008.

Patriotic Canadians from across the country submitted their favourite and most inventive concoctions, hoping to follow in the footsteps of a true Canadian hero, Caesar inventor and Calgary's own Walter Chell.

The results are in! From raw oysters to Merlot, Caesar enthusiasts got creative with ingredients as diverse and unusual as steak spice, chipotle sauce and even sweet curry powder. Three regional winners from the amateur and pro categories were chosen based on taste, originality and presentation.

Serve these up at your next backyard barbeque and be your own judge. MOTT's Clamato will name the 2008 Best Caesar in Town on June 23, 2008.

Consumer Category

- Dad's Lemon Legend Caesar with MOTT's Clamato Original

Boyan Blocka - Vancouver, BC (Western Canada Winner)

Preparation instructions include 'repeat until you're a legend' but it may not take you more than one try with this sweet and sour take on the Caesar. Pucker up to a lemon, salt and lemon rind rim and garnish with a garlic pickle.

- Caesar Rossa with MOTT's Clamato Original

Alex De Biasi - Kingston, ON (Ontario and Northern Canada Winner)

The Caesar Rossa showcases Italian flair with a surprising mix of ingredients. The full-bodied Caesar boasts a surprisingly delicious flavour combination of Merlot, garnished with oregano.

- The Smokey, Sweet 'n Spicy with MOTT's Clamato Extra Spicy

Todd Wonderham - Calgary, AB (Western Canada Winner)

The MOTT's Clamato Caesar goes West! This unique take on the Classic Caesar features a flavourful mix of chipotle sauce, sweet curry powder and MOTT's Clamato Extra Spicy.

Professional Category

- Redstone Caesar with MOTT's Clamato Original

Seth Van Havere - Red Deer, AB (Western Canada Winner)

Some like it hot! The Redstone Caesar delivers punch with sambal oelek, a Thai hot sauce, and spicy horseradish.

- Moj-Caesar with MOTT's Clamato Original

Brock Shepherd - Toronto, ON (Ontario and Northern Canada Winner)

This Mojito-inspired Caesar sings summer with a unique blend of parsley, cumin, pepper, and garlic.

- Tequila Caesar with MOTT's Clamato Original

Amanda Chypak - Hudson, QC (Quebec and Eastern Canada Winner)

This take on the Caesar combines tequila gold, Margarita mix and Montreal steak spice to create a refreshing and meaty cocktail.

For more information about Mott's Clamato Caesars, visit our Facebook Page:

MOTT's Clamato Best Caesar in Town Competition

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Motts-Clamato-Best-Caesar-in-Town-Competition/11099098493?ref=mf

Or join a Facebook Group:

Caesar Drinkers Unite!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2209345891

C.A.E.S.A.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2460066551

Clamato Enthusiasts

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2363623573

About Canada Dry Mott's Inc.

MOTT's is a leading brand in the beverage portfolio of Canada Dry Mott's Inc., the Canadian division of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. and one of the leading producers of soft drinks and premium beverages, including MOTT's Clamato, Canada's top-selling Caesar mix.

The company estimates that Canadians savour more than 340 million Caesars every year. Canada Dry Mott's Inc. is committed to social responsibility and encourages Canadians to drink responsibly and in moderation.

About Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., (NYSE:DPS) is an integrated refreshment beverage business marketing more than 50 beverage brands to consumers throughout North America. In addition to its flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, the company's portfolio includes 7UP, Mott's, A&W, Sunkist Soda, Hawaiian Punch, Canada Dry, Schweppes, Squirt, RC Cola, Diet Rite, Penafiel, Rose's, Yoo-hoo, Clamato, Mr & Mrs T and other well-known consumer favorites. Based in Plano, Texas, Dr Pepper Snapple Group employs approximately 20,000 people and operates 24 bottling and manufacturing facilities and more than 200 distribution centers across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit www.drpeppersnapple.com

To view the recipes, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/MOTTSRECIPE.pdf

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Contact Information

  • For more information about the MOTT's Clamato
    Best Caesar in Town Competition
    and Canada's favourite cocktail, please contact:
    Strategic Objectives
    Meghan Rose
    (416) 366-7735 or Toll-Free: 1-866-366-7733
    or
    Strategic Objectives
    Rebecca Crittenden
    (416) 366-7735 or Toll-Free: 1-866-366-7733
    Email: rcrittenden@strategicobjectives.com
    or
    Strategic Objectives
    Deb Quinn
    (416) 366-7735 or Toll-Free: 1-866-366-7733