Beware the Ides of March…

By Georges Jansoone (JoJan) (Own work (own photo)) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Julius Caesar should have paid attention to those fateful words. Had he, he wouldn’t have been stabbed to death at a meeting of the senate on 15th March, 44 BC.

Did you know that March was the first month in the Roman calendar? The Romans didn’t number the days sequentially from the beginning of the month either. They went by the beginning, the middle and the beginning of the next month instead. The term “Ides” merely referred to the middle of the month and supposedly determined by the full moon.

The Ides of March was also a rock group in the 1960s-1970s and possibly best known for their song I’m Your Vehicle Baby. I remember having that single on a 45 rpm record! I know, I know, I just dated myself.

So kick back and enjoy this video clip and enjoy a Canadian invention – a Bloody Caesar Cocktail


How to make a Bloody Caesar

Rim a glass with celery salt
Add a wedge of lime
6 oz. Clamato Juice
1-1 1/2 oz Vodka
2 Dashes Tobasco or other hot sauce
4 Dashes Worcestershire sauce
Freshly ground pepper
Pour over ice, stir and add a stalk of celery

Doesn’t that look yummy?


4 thoughts on “Beware the Ides of March…”

  1. I just learned something new about Roman culture. Did u ever try this yummy drink ? Does that tastes yummy too ??

  2. We studied Shakespeare’s play about Caesar in high school.

    Yes, I’ve tried Caesars. And they are that yummy. I have to go light on the hot sauce or I’ll be GHA (got heartburn again).

  3. Ha Ha Ha !! I read Ceasar too and loved it but my daughter has it and she hates it….. specially the slangs that were used that time !!!

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