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Homemade Tomato Juice Cocktail

Rated as 4.85 out of 5 Stars

"Delicious tomato juice for a fraction of the cost of store-purchased. Adjust lemon, salt, and sugar to taste. Almost 7 cups of juice for about $1.00! I prefer the natural tomato paste."
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1 h 10 m servings 41
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Blend 2 cups water, tomato paste, lemon juice, sugar, and salt together in a blender until smooth; pour into a 1/2 gallon container. Stir 3 cups water into mixture. Refrigerate until thickened, about 1 hour. Add 1 more cup water if juice is too thick.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 41 calories; 0.1 10 1.2 0 617 Full nutrition

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This one surprised the heck out of me. It really does make a nice tomato juice cocktail. For our taste preference, I'll probably cut back a little on the sugar the next time, just a bit sweet ...

Quick and easy, and a great way to make tomato juice when you don't have any of the "real" thing on hand! I don't tend to keep tomato juice in the pantry, but always have tomato paste. This was ...

I don't even like tomato juice, but I found this delicious when I made it today.

Taste just like the famous brand that everybody knows. The only thing I did different was that I doubled the batch. Just used one 12 oz can of the paste and I eyeballed the sugar don't like s...

I used home grown tomatoes, delicious. Easy on the salt

Thank you for the recipe! I made it without the lemon juice. It's not listed on that famous "C" label juice. Used 2 cups of water, 3/8 tsp sugar and 3/4 tsp salt in my stand mixer with 1 bea...

Love this recipe! Have made it multiple times. It's light and makes. A good mixer for bloody maries!

When I developed this recipe, tomato paste was much thicker. I would now recommend cutting the water down by one full cup.

I really like this recipe.. One thing I did a bit different.. Instead of adding 1 teaspoon of salt I added 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of celery salt.. It's a nice addition to the ju...