Homemade Vegetable Juice Cocktail


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!

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
10 quarts


  • 15 pounds fresh tomatoes

  • 2 cups chopped celery

  • 3 large onions, peeled and cut into chunks

  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 2 medium beets

  • 4 carrots

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish

  • cup lemon juice

  • 6 quarts water, or as needed

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, or to taste

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup salt, or to taste


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

67 Calories
0g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 67
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 27mg 134%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 484mg 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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