Copycat V8 Juice


This V8 drink recipe is made with tomatoes, celery, onion, pepper, beet, carrot, and garlic. This vegetable juice cocktail tastes even better than the store-bought version!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 quart


  • 1 ½ pounds tomatoes, chopped

  • large onion, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons chopped celery

  • ½ teaspoon chopped celery

  • carrot, chopped

  • ¼ beet

  • green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • clove garlic

  • 2 ⅓ cups water, or as needed

  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon horseradish

  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, or to taste

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (1 quart) sterilized canning jar with lid and ring

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt


  1. Process tomatoes, onion, 3 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon celery, carrot, beet, green bell pepper, and garlic through a juicer.

  2. Stir together vegetable juices, water, lemon juice, 1 1/4 teaspoons sugar, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper in a large pot. Bring to a boil and cook until flavors blend, about 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, sterilize the jar and lid in boiling water for at least 5 minutes.

  4. Ladle juice into the jar. Stir 1 tablespoon sugar and salt into juice. Wipe the rim of the jar with a moist paper towel to remove any residue. Top with the lid and screw on the ring.

  5. Process juice in a pressure canner at 10 pounds of pressure for 35 minutes.

  6. Remove the jar from the pressure canner and place onto a cloth-covered or wooden surface until cool. Press the center of the lid with a finger to ensure the lid does not move up or down. Remove the ring for storage and store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

61 Calories
0g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 757mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 28mg 138%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 488mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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