Mott's Clamato Caesar legendary taste for over 50 years

The two go hand in hand, but where did this dynamic duo come from?

Walter Chell, the food and beverage manager of the Inn 1972

1969

The caesar, a legendary taste begins

With its oil, cattle and the cowboy lifestyle, Calgary was booming! The Calgary Inn was growing too, opening a new restaurant called Marco’s. To commemorate this special event, Walter Chell revealed his new cocktail.

Inspired by his favourite dish, Spaghetti Vongole (Spaghetti and Clams), Walter mixed a similar combination of ingredients into this new drink.

Tomato juice, clam nectar, Worcstershire sauce and celery salt… voilà! Sweet, savoury, salty and spicy, as the signature cocktail of an Italian restaurant, Walter named this kingly cocktail the Bloody Caesar.

The same year, the Duffy Mott Company patented the key ingredient in a Bloody Caesar, canned clam-tomato juice: Mott's Clamato was born.

Motts Clamato Extra Spicy TV commercial 1985

1980’s

Some like it hot

Cadbury Beverages bought Mott’s Clamato in the year 1983 and introduced it’s first flavour innovation: Extra Spicy. The new flavour was a huge success and gave the world a taste of what was yet to come. 

Mott's Clamato Ninjas Commercial 2000

2000

Grab and go!

A new millennium means big changes…good ones of course. A new generation enjoys a faster, more connected lifestyle.  Mott’s Clamato helped  to quench this thirst for instant gratification by introducing new Ready-to-Drink Caesar glass bottles in Original & Extra Spicy flavours.

Mott's Clamato Commercial, Mexico 2008

2004

Mott’s Clamato continues to innovate and launches an all new flavour – The Works!

2008

On the go Caesars continue to thrive with Mott’s Clamato adding new Ready-to-Drink flavours to the portfolio.

Mott's Clamato Commercial 2009

2009

Parliament declaration of the caesar

The Mott’s Clamato Caesar becomes Canada’s official cocktail!

2013

Whether you are a fan of the Classic or something extra, Mott’s Clamato publishes a cookbooks with recipes for all to enjoy.

Clamato Extreme Commercial 2015

2015

Legendary taste continues

Mott’s Clamato continues to bring legendary taste to Canadians with a new flavour launch – Lime!

2017

The classic Caesar garnish, Pickled Bean is brought to life in a new flavour innovation featuring a bold and tangy new taste!

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