1 (11.5 ounce) can tomato-vegetable juice cocktail
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
20 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup butter or margarine
In a large saucepan, combine the tomatoes, vegetable juice, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and cook for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the basil. At this point, you may puree the soup if you wish. Add the cream and butter; return to medium-low heat, and stir until butter is melted. Serve immediately.