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Tomato Juice Cocktail

This recipe came from my mother-in-law and many say it’s the best tomato juice they’ve ever tasted. It has a little eye-opening kick to it that’s wonderful! —Beverly Cottrell, Ipswich, Maine
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    3 servings


  • 3/4 pound tomatoes (about 4 small), sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sliced celery
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, 30-35 minutes. Cool.
  • Transfer tomato mixture to a blender; cover and process until smooth. Refrigerate until chilled.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 69 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 614mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable.

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  • bevery1949
    Sep 27, 2015

    Husband thought it was good. Good way to use end of the season tomatoes

  • ConnieK
    Jul 5, 2012

    The best tomato juice I have ever had. I usually make a double (and even triple!!!) batch.

  • honeydew44
    Apr 25, 2011

    Just needs the kick of some vodka or gin to round it out. Also needs a kicker of tabasco sauce,.

  • kimross67
    Mar 7, 2011

    it was great

  • CrispyRice
    Apr 10, 2007

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