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Clambake Pairings: Choosing the Perfect Beverages

Discovering the Perfect Beverages for Your Feast

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Planning a clambake event or a clambake party? Do you know that the right drinks can make all the difference? That's right!

And here at East Coast Clambakes, we're all about creating unforgettable experiences, and that includes helping you with the perfect clambake drinks to complement your feast!

The Classic Clambake Drinks: Beers, Wine, and Cocktails

Here are some tried-and-true favorite drinks for a clambake that always hit the spot


  • Wheat beers: Light and refreshing? We got you! Witbier and hefeweizen are perfect for washing down those tasty clams and lobsters.

  • Pale ales: With their subtle hoppy notes and clean finish, pale ales are surely a great match for the bold flavor of your favorite clambake recipe.


  • White wines: Crisp, acidic..mmm.. white wines like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio cut through the richness of those buttery seafood dishes.

  • Rosé: A chilled glass of rosé is a fab choice that complements a lot of seafood dishes like my favorite steamed mussels to grilled shrimp.


  • Bloody Mary: This oh-so-savory, tomato-based cocktail is a real brunch staple that you could also pair swimmingly with a clambake spread.

  • Margarita: A tangy margarita on the rocks adds that zesty kick to your clambake party, perfect for spicing things up!

MORE: What Drink Pairs with Clambake? Think Outside the Shell

Unique Beverage Pairings for an Extraordinary Clambake

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If you're looking to get a little more kind of that adventurous twist with your clambake drinks, might as well have these unique concoctions added to your party:

Sea Breeze

With its refreshing mix of vodka, cranberry juice, and grapefruit juice, this is an absolute beachy cocktail that'll have your guests feeling that ocean vibe.

Dark 'n' Stormy

A blend of dark rum, ginger beer, and a splash of lime? This Bermudian classic brings a touch of island flair to your clambake event.


Mix up a big batch of fruity sangria (white or red) that's easy to serve and burst with flavor. Cheers to the crowd's favorite!

Non-Alcoholic Sips for Your Clambake Party

Non-Alcoholic Drink Options for Your Clambake

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Let’s not forget our non-drinking friends and designated drivers! Offer them these tasty, alcohol-free options that they can enjoy:

Iced tea

Sweetened or unsweetened, iced tea is a legit refreshing choice that pairs nicely with any of our favorite seafood.


A nice, cold glass of lemonade is truly a thirst quencher that adds a zesty twist to your clambake spread.

Sparkling Water

Have a friend who's not into the sweet stuff or looking for something lighter? No problem! Offer them flavored or unflavored sparkling water for that bubbly, hydrating option.

Let East Coast Clambakes Help You Plan the Perfect Clambake Event

Ready to plan an unforgettable clambake party complete with amazing clambake drinks?

Contact us today and cheers to good food, great company, and perfect drink pairings!



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