This is from Taste of Homes Light & Tasty 2003 cookbook which I received in the 2011 Cookbook Swap from BusyMomof3. The feature I like about these recipes are the give the diabetic exchanges with each recipe. For this one a serve of 3/4 cup is equivalent to 1 vegetable and 1/2 starch and if you wish to lower the sodium they advise to use reduced-sodium tomato juice and skip the salt in the recipe. They also say that you can drink it warm or chilled. I would suggest serving with a stick of celery which will alter the exchange amount.
- In a large saucepan, combine the first siz ingredients and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes and remove from the heat and stir in lemon juice.
- Serve warm or cold.
This is a tough one for me to review as I'm thinking it's really a personal preference with this type of drink. I made as directed except for cutting it in half to reduce the amount. It had some great spices and I liked the blend. However; for me I think I prefer a hot, spicy blend with my tomato drink. It was diffinetly different and the spices are good. I drank it warm and did like that - I think it'd be very good with vodka as K--U-W recommended. Made for Rookie Recipe Tag Game
Very nice flavor combination ~ I served this warm and believe it would be super good with a splash of vodka! Wish I had some! Tagged for Summer Photo Tag due August 30th.
Definitely a 5-star drink! We enjoyed the flavor from the brown sugar, cinnamon & allspice combo & will certainly make this again! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made as a THANK YOU for your tagging in Please Review My Recipe during the recent Tic-Tac-Toe event]