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Tomato Pick-Me-Up

Tomato Pick-Me-Up
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Yield: Makes about 5-1/2 cups.

Serve this in mugs as a beverage or in small chowder bowls, sprinkled with snipped parsley and lemon rind.

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  • 1 quart homemade chicken broth
  • 1 can (46 ounces) tomato juice
  • 6 sprigs fresh basil, or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 3 sprigs fresh oregano, or 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/3 cup vermouth


Hear broth, tomato juice, herbs, and lemon juice to boiling. Add vermouth and simmer until serving time. Remove bay leaf.
Updated Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

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