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Herbed Tomato Consommé

Yield about 5 cups


  • 2 cups cocktail vegetable juice
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup Chablis or other dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon dried whole basil leaves
  • 2 whole peppercorns
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • Fresh basil leaves (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients, except fresh basil leaves, in a large non-aluminum saucepan; bring to a boil, and boil 1 minute. Strain mixture, and discard residue. Serve consommé hot or chilled in mugs; garnish with basil leaves, if desired.

  2. Note: Pour consommé into an insulated container to keep hot or chilled for a picnic.

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