How to Make a Vodka Clamdigger Drink

By Fred Decker

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.

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Serve Clamdiggers in Mason jars for a rustic touch.

Step 1

Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

Step 2

Measure in one or more shots of vodka, then add 2 parts each of clam juice and tomato juice for every part of vodka.

Step 3

Splash a few drops each of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce into the shaker, and salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Shake well, then strain the cocktail into old-fashioned or highball glasses containing a few ice cubes. Garnish with a thin slice of lime.