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

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.

Boomette December 13, 2008

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!

Halcyon Eve December 09, 2008

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!

breezermom December 02, 2008

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