- In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Then whisk in the flour until smooth.
- Add the tomato juice or V-8 and stir until it thickens.
- Next whisk in the soda followed by 2 cups of milk, sugar and salt. Cook until heated though. Taste the soup at this point and if you like it creamier, add the additional cup of milk. Divide into 4 bowls and serve with crackers.