This is a recipe for homemade vegetable juice cocktail. You will need a pressure canner to do the whole batch, or scale it down to fewer servings, and drink within a couple of days. A great way to keep the taste of summer all year!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
40
Yield:
10 quarts
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Use a juicer to process the tomatoes, celery, onion, green pepper, beets, carrots, and garlic. Place all of the juice into a large pot. Stir in the sugar, black pepper, horseradish, lemon juice, and enough water to make a thin consistency. Season with Worcestershire sauce to taste. Bring to a boil, and continue boiling for 20 minutes.

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  • Ladle into 1 quart jars leaving 3/4 inch of headspace. Stir 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt into each jar. Wipe rims clean, and place lids and rings onto jars. Process in a pressure canner for 35 minutes at 10 pounds of pressure.

Nutrition Facts

67 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 15.7g; fat 0.4g; sodium 30.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2007
juice tomatoes and let them sit over night in the fridge so the juice and water seperate then baste the water out of the juice this makes the vegetable juice more thicker Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/19/2006
We've made this recipe twice. Each time we've reduced the sugar called for and actually think we may try leaving it out altogether next time as we found it to be overly sweet both times. But we've been pleased overall with the recipe and will be tyring it again. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2007
juice tomatoes and let them sit over night in the fridge so the juice and water seperate then baste the water out of the juice this makes the vegetable juice more thicker Read More
(114)
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2005
This recipe is much better than V8! And much less sodium than V8! I used 2 teaspoons of canning salt and 3/4 cup of white sugar. I also added a splash of Tabasco to give it a slight kick. A great recipe that's good for you too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2006
Excellent results! We omitted all sugar and reduced salt to less than 1/8 cup. We also increased the horseradish and Worcestershire to give more zip. Result is not spicy just good flavor. To make the juice thicker (more like V8) we added 3 quarts stewed tomatos (blended to liquid and then strained to remove seeds). Very good. Everyone agrees it is better than V8. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2006
We've made this recipe twice. Each time we've reduced the sugar called for and actually think we may try leaving it out altogether next time as we found it to be overly sweet both times. But we've been pleased overall with the recipe and will be tyring it again. Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2011
I scaled the recipe to 4 servings and added a little more carrot than it called for. I also added some other fresh veggies from the garden like chives and chard. I drank it raw. I added braggs amino liquid (like soy sauce) and lime omitting the sugar. amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2010
I made this reduced to one serving. I didn't have beets but had all of the other ingredients. The flavor was amazing. I will cut down on the onion next time because it packed a powerful punch! I would also like to add beets next time I make it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2010
I really like this juice! I bought a juicer so that I could make my own vegetable juice without all the salt of V8. I scaled this recipe down and made enough for a couple days. I'd like to can it but I am unsure of how to. I don't own a pressure canner. Anyways I added a little extra worcestshire and horseraddish because it was a little bland for my taste. Good overall though!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2009
While it is healthier than store bought since the salt is controlled it took an awfully long time to render mediocre flavor. Plus the ingredients cost more than to buy it pre-made. My suggestion to anyone trying this recipe is to arm yourself with lots of spices. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2006
I downsized this recipe considerably so maybe that's one reason why it seemed to not be perfect although it's good. Also I don't know if some of my veggies were the same size as the recipe asks for. After all there are different sizes of green peppers carrots etc! I'll probably try it again soon that's how much I liked it. Read More
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