Hot Tomato Drink
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.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 96 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 694mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable.
Originally published as Hot Tomato Toddy in Reminisce February/March 2010