This recipe came from a friend at least 25 years ago. It is simple to make and keeps well in the refrigerator. It is a big hit with men and women as well as children.
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- 2 cups tomato juice
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- 6 whole cloves
- In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Place cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag.
- Add spice bag to saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Discard spice bag. Stir before serving. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Hot Tomato Drink in Reminisce February/March 2010, p52