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Hot Tomato Drink

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


3 servings

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.
Hot Tomato Drink Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Add spice bag to saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Discard spice bag. Stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 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.

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