Clamato knock-off


Clamato is a drink made with tomato juice, celery and dried clam extracts.

Combining those same ingredients at home gives an approximation of the commercial product.

I prepared this with fresh tomatoes, which results in a pink frothy mixture. You can make it just as red as the bottled stuff by using tomato sauce or paste instead of fresh tomatoes.

Canned clams start smelling a lot stronger the day after, better to make it and drink it right away.


This is what you need for 2-4 servings:

  •  inside of 2 beefsteak tomatoes
    OR 2 cups tomato sauce, juice, V8
  • 1/2 cup canned or fresh clams
    OR clam juice
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
Pic1: clam & tomato juice



Pic2: tomatoes
Pic3: clams
Pic4: celery


Pic5: strain
Pic6: refrigerate
Pic7: clamato