Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 1 min

This drink will knock off the edge if you get the 3 o'clock munchies. Plus you can get in an extra serving of veggies. You may add alcohol to this, but if your at work, it probably isn't a good idea.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup vegetable juice cocktail (V8-regular-low sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 2 -3 dashes hot sauce (to taste)


  1. Mix all ingredients in a portable jug. Keep in cooler or fridge. Shake or stir before serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is so good. I've made it yesterday and today. I'm going to do this often and will bring to work also. It's great. Even if I used a V8 that was plenty of sodium. Next time, I'll buy with less sodium, cause the balsamic and tabasco add a lot of taste (I didn't use garlic powder) Thanks MsSally. Made for Holiday tag.

5 5

Mmmm! This is a very tasty & refreshing drink. I made it using low-sodium V8 (the others are all way too salty for me) and, as I was out of Tabasco (would've been my 1st choice), I used 3 dashes of Frank's hot sauce. It was not at all zippy, so I'll probably add more next time. I went light on the garlic, as I was making this for breakfast and didn't want to overwhelm everyone with garlic breath! The sweetness of the balsamic vinegar added a very pleasant note to the flavor, and was very complimentary to the saltiness of the vegetable juice. Thanks so much for posting, MsSally!

5 5

I definitely enjoyed this. I used spicy hot V8, and also added some freshly ground black pepper. I can see this developing into a great bloody mary mix! Took this to work with me, so I have no photos. Made for Every Day is A Holiday Tag!