The newest episode of Baja Window to the South has a few surprises for Baja Californians. First of all, historian Tadeo Calles tells us a little about Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated in Mexico with great enthusiasm.
We were also told about one of the surfing schools that exists in Playas de Tijuana. If you are a surfing beginner and want to get some experience, don’t miss this episode where a surfing teacher, Eliot Hernández, tells us about his experiences and everything about his surfing school.
In addition, this episode is quite interesting because Héctor Kabande, president of Hoteles Lucerna told us the true history of clamato. Just like the Caesar salad, this drink was created here in Baja California.
Kabande told our host, Denitza García, that in 1967 in Hotel Lucerna in Mexicali at Bar Acueducto, that after a long night with friends led by his father, they started to make some Bloody Marys because they were all hangover.
Kabande says that, back then, abalone was much easier to find and was also very popular. So they decided to add some abalone juice to the Bloody Mary mix, although it wasn’t called “clamato” back then. It wasn’t until three years later when a company commercialized the drink that it was called clamato.
Back then we were the only ones offering that kind of drink.
As years went by, abalone became more expensive and rarer, which is why clam juice started to be used, which is how most people taste clamato nowadays.
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