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01 July, 2008

Spicing Up Your V8 Juice

V8 Juice and Ortega SalsaFor all you V8 juice drinkers, what do you do to spice up your V8?

While I consider myself a junk food junkie, I do like V8. I've been drinking the stuff since I was a kid, and can't seem to stop. I've tried the spicy V8, and V8 Fusion, and the Low Sodium V8. I like them all.

So today, as I reached into the refrigerator to grab a bottle of V8, I noticed the jar of Ortega salsa. And then, a question popped into my head, "What if...?"

So I pulled the salsa out of the refrigerator as well, and dropped three spoonfuls of salsa into the V8 bottle. The bottle was about 2/3 full at the time. Then I shook the bottle thoroughly, and took a swig.

Ummm, not bad.

It's like salsa-flavored V8, just like what you'd expect, but with chunks thrown in.

I'm not sure I'd stick with this however. While it's not bad, I don't think it'll sell.

So I'm thinking now, what else can I do to doctor up my V8? Lemon juice? Tabasco sauce? Pickled jalapeno juice?

If you like to experiment with your V8, let me know what you've found that tastes good.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Worcestershire sauce is the best, followed by chilli sauce (sweet or hot, either is good), in my opinion!

natasha said...

sake

James Richardson said...

try a small bottle of clam juice,its good trust me.

Captain on 7/03/2008 12:16:00 AM said...

Some Pico Pica sauce, (it's not chunky) followed by a hefty squeeze of fresh lime. Stir.

Anonymous said...

Add Tabasco sauce, worsestershire, maggi, lemon juice, lots of salt and voila!!

drawer queen on 7/04/2008 03:00:00 PM said...

Beer

Clintswart@live.com said...

you could simply use ortega's taco sauce to eliminate the chunk-aliciousness...clamato is a tomato clam juice bev. ...also Id try a lil soy sauce or even some lime juice or a little cumin and seas salt for a bit of a chili taste.

brando on 8/13/2008 07:27:00 PM said...

Vodka, worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, pepper, a little tabasco.

Garnished with a celery stick, olive and lime wedge.


I made that up myself.

Anonymous said...

horseradish.

Anonymous said...

A few things I've used that are good. Celery Salt, Dill or Spicy Dill Slice and/or juice, Green Olives and/or juice, 1 drop Dave's Insanity Sauce makes it very spicy but great for sipping.

Anonymous said...

drain a can of rotel thru a pasta strainer. pour a 46 oz. bottle of v8 in a 2 qt sealable pitcher add the juice from the rotel, bit of lemon juice. good stuff

Anonymous said...

I like low sodium V8 the best. When I want an extra taste of salt, I like to sprinkle a handful of Seapoint Farms lightly salted dry roasted edamame into the V8 juice. The edamame floats, it's crunchy and it tastes very good with the V8.

Anonymous said...

I put in a spoonful of cayenne pepper and some basil...yum! Also, Trader Joe's brand low sodium Garden Juice is tastier than V8 and is a lot less salty.

Anonymous said...

Try the low sodium v-8. My favourite recipe kind of defeats the whole low-sodium thing, though.

Salt the rim of the glass using Club House brand Caesar Rim (is this a U.S. forum? For you Yanks, a Caesar is sort of like a Bloody Mary but made using Clamato juice - I'm not sure if a Bloody Mary has a salted rim) Then, the "piece de la resistance" - three or four healthy sized squirts of lime juice into the V8, stir and savour!

DubStar on 5/03/2009 10:51:00 AM said...

Wow lots of good ideas here!

Anonymous said...

I've never thought of lemon juice... i'll probably due that one later today

I just add a lot of tabasco with ice. Stir and it normally comes out ok. Don't put in too much or else it just gets painful

Anonymous said...

I love the spicy V8 but the sodium will make anyone bloat up... So, I buy the low sodium and pour in a couple tablespoons of my jalapeƱo juice from my jar of sliced jalapeƱos and mix it up. It is sooo good! I will drink a cup of it before I eat dinner or lunch..I get fuller faster. :)

Anonymous said...

Chili powder, chopped onion and 3 beef bullion cubes... tasty

Anonymous said...

Start with V8 low sodium. Add liberal amounts of Tobasco sauce, a hint of turmeric, and a good squeezin' of fresh lemon juice. Very tasty and healthy ...

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