Successful cocktails often inspire similar drinks, and the Clamdigger provides a prime example. It’s close kin to the ever-popular Bloody Mary, but with the addition of clam juice. The net result is a cocktail that shares a flavor profile with Manhattan-style clam chowder, but in a chilled and refreshing form.
Things You'll Need
Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Measure in one or more shots of vodka, then add 2 parts each of clam juice and tomato juice for every part of vodka.
Splash a few drops each of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce into the shaker, and salt and pepper to taste.
Shake well, then strain the cocktail into old-fashioned or highball glasses containing a few ice cubes. Garnish with a thin slice of lime.
For a slightly different flavor, substitute a mixed-vegetable beverage for the tomato juice. Certain companies also manufacture a premixed clam/tomato juice blend, which simplifies the cocktail considerably.
You can make the Bloody Caesar, Canada’s signature drink, the same way, just seasoned more assertively with extra Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce and usually a small quantity of horseradish. It’s garnished with a stalk of celery, or — less commonly — with a pickled green bean.
References and ResourcesBargeek.com: Clamdigger