Clamato can.jpg
341 mL can of Mott's Clamato. The Canadian package artwork includes English and French languages.
Type Tomato juice/clam broth hybrid
Manufacturer Mott's (Dr Pepper Snapple Group)
Country of origin USA
Introduced 1969
Variants Beefamato, Nutrimato, X-tra Spicy, The Works
Related products Kraut juice, Caesar

Clamato (pronounced /kləˈmɑːtoʊ/) is a drink made of reconstituted tomato juice concentrate flavored with spices and clam broth.[1] Made by Mott's, the name is a portmanteau of "clam" and "tomato". It is also referred to colloquially as "clamato juice." Clamato was produced in its current form beginning in 1966 by the Duffy-Mott company in Hamlin, New York, by two employees who wanted to create a Manhattan clam chowder style cocktail by combining tomato juice and clam broth with spices. They also named the new cocktail Mott's Clamato and secured the trademark for the new brand. According to Mott's, the Clamato Caesar is one of the top selling cocktails across Canada.[2][3] The brand was owned by Cadbury-Schweppes after the company bought Mott's in 1982. It is now owned by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group after the business was spun off of Cadbury-Schweppes in 2008.[4][5]


Beefamato is a similar beverage made from beef broth and tomato juice with a touch of Worcestershire sauce. It is a popular ingredient in many cocktails, such as 'Gramma's Bloody Mary'.[6]


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