No Alcohol Southern Cocktail is a warm, tomato-based drink that you'll often find at social gatherings in the South. Tomato juice, seasoned with just the right amount of spices, and served warm!
Welcome your guests in from the cold with a warm tomato aperitif! This warm, no alcohol beverage is a blend of tomato juice and seasonings-a perfect aperitif and a quick way to warm up!
Interestingly, the term "aperitif" implies an alcohol-based drink served before dinner, but this recipe can be served with or without any booze.
Here's what you'll need:
Tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, beef broth, Tabasco, salt and pepper.
How to make it:
Just warm all the ingredients in a saucepan and serve! That's it!
What type of tomato juice?
Use plain tomato juice, or a blend like V8® or Zing Zang Bloody Mary mix® for this no alcoholic hot drink. I use plain, reduced sodium tomato juice so I can control the levels of sodium, heat and spices in the recipe.
Make it in advance?
If you make this aperitif in advance, store it in a tightly sealed jar in the fridge until ready to serve. Once you're ready to serve, heat it on the stove until it's nice and hot, then serve!
Wanna add alcohol?
If you add liquor to this winter beverage, you're basically serving a warm Bloody Mary! Use a clear liquor like vodka or gin. Just heat the drink first, then add the spirits to individual cups.
No-alcohol Southern Tomato Aperitif is quick and easy to make and goes well with boiled shrimp, crab dip or an elegant cheeseboard!
It's also an excellent warm beverage to take to winter outdoor outings, gatherings and football games!
No Alcohol Southern Cocktail is perfect for the designated drivers at your next gathering!
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No Alcohol Southern Cocktail
- 2 cups tomato juice
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup beef broth/stock
- ½ teaspoon Tabasco red pepper sauce
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- pinch of salt
- pickled okra, celery, dill pickle spear optional garnish
- Combine all ingredients into a sauce pan and heat on medium low
- Serve warm
- This makes 2 cups; I usually allow ¼ cup per person, but sometimes folks drink more
- if you're not sure, double the recipe!
- If you want to add alcohol, heat the recipe first, then add ½ jigger of your spirit (vodka, gin) to the individual cups; stir and serve