I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Monday, January 7, 2008

You Say Clamato and I Say Clamato

While playing cards Saturday night I brought up how much my mother loves V-8 juice. I bring her a couple of six packs of the small cans each week. I was explaining how healthy it is for her especially since I get her the low sodium version. Well as this topic of tomato juice made its rounds from person to person, my father says do you remember clamato juice (a blend of clam and tomato juice). When my father brought it up I remembered him drinking it warm with lemon juice, cracked black pepper and a little grated horseradish. I loved it myself and had forgotten all about it, so my next trip to the store I am stocking up on clamato juice. Clamato is a great mixer for many types of cocktails, especially Bloody Mary’s ......

1 1/2 oz vodka
4 oz Clamato juice
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
Dash of Tabasco sauce
Celery salt
Lime wedge
Pepper to taste
Celery salt
Celery stalk for garnish

Rim a highball glass with the juice from the lime wedge and a combination of celery salt and salt.
Add the vodka and the Clamato Juice
Season with pepper,Worcestershire and Tabasco to taste.
Stir well and garnish with a celery stalk


Anonymous said...

You say potato and I say potato... cute!

Julie said...

Thank you

Michael said...

I think this gets to be called a Bloody Caesar with Clamato. Didn't realise the Romans were into clams though....

Julie said...

Thanks Michael

Stef said...

Wow. There's a drink I've never heard of. It sounds nasty, but I may have to give it a shot.

Chaz Salazaz said...

This is called a Caesar... not a Bloody Caesar, just Caesar. I'm pretty sure its only a Canadian thing. They are the best cocktail on the planet... beats the pants off those nasty Bloody Marys. Yack.

Julie said...

Thank you, Chaz..... I just learned something knew.