This briny drink is just what it sounds like: a blend of tomato juice and clam broth, with some spices blended in.
While you can certainly drink it as is, clamato juice is most commonly used in cocktails, like a bloody Caesar or Michelada.
You’ll often see it combined with beer in Mexico, and it’s hugely popular in Canada, where this mixer is used as the main ingredient in the bloody Caesar cocktail, a briny version of the bloody Mary.
Clamato was produced in its current form beginning in 1966 by the company by two employees who wanted to create a Manhattan clam chowder style cocktail by combining tomato juice and clam broth with spices.
Ingredients: water, tomatojuice, fructose, monosodium glutamate (E621), citric acid (E330), salt, onion powder, celery powder, garlic powder, ascorbin acid (E300), clam powder, hot sauce, pepper, allura red (E129).