Drink Essentials: V8 Recipe Substitute
Andy Anderson !
And, if I may say, this makes for a EXCELLENT Bloody Mary... Oh Yeah.
So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.
14 ozdiced tomatoes, 1 can, with juice
1/2 ccarrot, shredded
1 Tbspworcestershire sauce
1/2 tspsalt, kosher variety
1/4 tspblack pepper, freshly ground
1 1/2 cwater, divided
1 Tbspdried parsley
1 Tbspcelery salt
1/4 cspinach, chopped, frozen is fine
How to Make Drink Essentials: V8 Recipe Substitute
- Chef’s Note: At this point you have two choices:
1. You can run the mixture through a strainer
2. You can skip the strainer, and keep the pulp
Suggestion: If you have a really good blender, then there is no need to strain; however, if your blender is not all that great, and there are bits of veggie in the liquid, you might want to strain.
- Additional Tips: Hat's off to Terri who suggested adding some beets to the recipe to make it more red. If red is what you are looking for, then add about 1 - 2 tablespoons of beets to the recipe at step 4. It will not change the taste, but it will give you that more distinct "red" color.
Thanks Terri for that valuable tip.
In addition, once the recipe has had a chance to sit in the fridge for a day, the vegetable fibers will begin to absorb moisture. If you are using it (like I do) in a recipe, that is not a problem. If, however, you want to drink it, then you might want to add a bit of water to thin it out.