Homemade Spicy Hot V8 - Substitute / Copycat / Clone

Recipe by Aroostook
READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
YIELD: 3 quarts




  • In a large pot, combine all ingredients except the sugar.
  • Bring to a boil, and cook at a steady boil for 2 hours.
  • Remove from heat and strain through a relatively fine mesh, making sure to express all the liquid you can.
  • Discard the pulp.
  • Return the liquid to the pot, and refrigerate overnight.
  • Skip off clear liquid in the AM and then boil until the liquid is reduced to roughly three quarts.
  • Add four tablespoons of sugar.
  • Remove from heat, stir, and let cool.