This sweet and tangy tomato juice drink is refreshing and filling!
There is something about tomato juice that divides people. You either love it or you absolutely hate it. Even if you are in that second group of tomato juice skeptics, we know that you will go crazy for this refreshing, bright homemade tomato juice.
It is so much more flavorful than just plain, store bought tomato juice and it is sure to convert anyone to be a tomato juice lover.
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Making Homemade Tomato Juice
Our recipe uses 3 cups of plain tomato juice to create a delicious tomato lime drink. You can easily use store bought tomato juice and liven it up with our recipe. The results will be fantastic! However, if you want to really make an unforgettable drink, we recommend making your own tomato juice.
Here is a quick way to make fresh, homemade tomato juice:
- Roughly chop three pounds of ripe, garden tomatoes.
- Place the tomatoes in a large stainless steel pot and place on the stovetop.
- Bring the tomatoes to a simmer over medium heat and cook, uncovered for about 25-40 minutes. You want the tomatoes to look like a thick, chunky soup.
- Stir the tomatoes occasionally.
- Press the tomatoes through a fine sieve or food mill to make a thick juice.
- Cool and then enjoy plain or use in our tasty recipe!
That’s all it takes to make fresh tomato juice from scratch. Three pounds of tomatoes will give you about three cups of juice which is exactly what you need for this recipe.
Flavor of Tomato Juice
Tomato juice does have a very strong taste. Sipping on tomato juice is essentially like sipping on a thick, juicy tomato. It is a little sweet and a little acidic. You need to add a little something extra to make the juice come to life. Otherwise, you might as well just stick a straw into a tomato. Not so delicious!
If you choose to make fresh tomato juice, definitely consider the variety of tomatoes you use as they will alter the flavor of the juice. Cherry tomatoes will make a very sweet juice while plum tomatoes will result in a thicker, pasty drink.
Delicious Tomato Drink
We wanted to enhance the tasty flavor of fresh tomato juice, making tomato juice even more appealing. We brought out that tasty acidity of the tomatoes even more by adding fresh lime juice to the mix.
Lime juice not only adds a great taste to the tomato juice, but it also makes drinking it seem lighter. A big glass of tomato juice can be quite heavy but, when mixed with lime juice, it is much easier to drink.
You can sip and enjoy easily, without getting overly full. Lemon juice will also add great flavor to the drink so give both citrus fruits a try.
We have also added some classic tomato juice spices to our mix. If you have ever had a bloody mary, consider this tomato lime sipper to be like a non alcoholic version of a bloody mary. It has the traditional celery salt, a little herb flavor from the basil and the entire glass is garnished with the traditional celery stalk.
Add a splash of tabasco sauce for a zestier drink or a few olives to give the tomato juice recipe a salty kick.
We know that you are going to adore this non alcoholic tomato drink. Whether you make the tomato juice fresh or opt for a quick grocery store juice, the results will be amazing.
This is a picture perfect, tomato drink that you can enjoy anytime!
You Asked, We’re Answering!
Here are a few frequently asked questions about making tomato juice and tomato juice drinks. Hopefully the answers will help you make a delicious tomato juice!
How can make tomato juice?
Tomato juice is so easy to make. Simply simmer fresh, chopped tomatoes until they are falling apart. The mix should look like a wet, chunky soup. Push the tomato mix through a sieve or food processor to remove the skins and press the pulp. Col the strained tomato juice and then enjoy!
Is it okay to drink tomato juice every day?
Yes! You can definitely drink tomato juice every day. In fact, research has shown that drinking unsalted tomato juice daily can help lower blood pressure. It is a very healthy, daily drink option.
What can I add to tomato juice to make it taste better?
Our recipe will show you exactly how to make tomato juice taste better! We use water to make the juice a little thinner and lime juice to add a bright flavor to the juice. Worcestershire sauce and celery salt add a nice kick to the drink while basil brings out the classic Italian flavor.
What is the side effect of tomato juice?
Too much tomato juice may cause mouth and throat irritation due to the high acid levels of the fruit. Some people may experience diarrhea or headache from drinking too much tomato juice. However, one glass of juice will not have these drastic effects.