Tomato juice as a beverage has lost its appeal in our time but back in the early 20th century, it was commonly served. This is a simple tomato juice recipe where you can easily substitute the basil for other herbs or the cayenne for a different pepper. Also for a boozy version, add a few ice cubes and some vodka and voila!
For the recipe:
- 2 red tomatoes, cut into wedges
- 5 basil leaves
- juice of 1/4 lemon
- cayenne pepper
Makes one glass.
Place the tomatoes and basil in your juicer.
Stir in the lemon juice and add salt and cayenne to taste. We added quite a bit of salt and cayenne, these too ingredients really bring out the flavors. And for a boozy version, just add vodka and you're set!