This week we used clam juice to make a drink.


This is Clam-Juice Cocktail!

Clam-Juice Cocktail
Author: Playboy’s Bar Guide, 1971
  • 4 ozs clam juice
  • 1/2 oz catsup
  • 1/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • celery salt
  1. Shake together clam juice, catsup, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper well with ice. Strain into a pre-chilled 6 oz glass. Sprinkle with celery salt.


So, for a change this “cocktail” isn’t for your next party. Tom and I realized recently that we have been neglecting a very important part of mid-century drinking. Or even drinking in general:

The Wake-Up Drink.

Or Wake-Up Juice, for a Back To The Future reference.

Sure, we’ve been giving you guys tons of delicious (and not so delicious) ways to get your drink on, but not may ways to sober up. So, here you go. It’s got tomato and clam juice in it. And it’s endorsed by Playboy.



“How is it?”


The Verdict: Clam

From The Tasting Notes –

Actually, this isn’t too bad. The clam flavor really lingers and may make some things a little dicey for a bit, but overall it should do it’s job if you add a couple of good dashes of hot sauce or a heck of a lot of pepper. By itself this is not spicy enough to qualify as a wake-up drink in Tom’s book. And it needs a shot of something, just for that “hair of the dog” kick.