Southern Tomato Aperitif
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Southern Tomato Aperitif

Warm and spicy tomato juice blended with seasonings! Non-alcoholic and perfect for winter gatherings, brunch, baby or wedding showers!
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Drinks
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Bloody Mary, Tomato Cocktail, Warm Virgin Mary
Servings: 1 cup per person
Calories: 80kcal
Author: SmartyPantsKitchen


  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup beef broth/stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco red pepper sauce
  • 1/4 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 recipe is delicious and perfect for winter gatherings, showers, or daytime events
  • If you want to add alcohol, heat the recipe first, then add 1/2 jigger of your spirit (vodka, gin) to the individual cups; stir and serve
  • This recipe allows for a 1 cup serving per person; that's usually about as much as each person will want, but you might want to make a bit more, especially if you have several guests who do not drink alcohol;
  • To make more than two cups, increase all ingredients in proportion to the recipe