You'll love this low carb Bloody Mary – my adapted version of the classic cocktail!
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I've called this recipe a “low carb” Bloody Mary – but in truth I haven't changed it THAT much from the traditional version. What you need to watch out for is the quantities – the carb count in both tomato juice and lemon juice can really start to add up. 8 fl oz of tomato juice contains 8g net carbs, so you do need to be careful. Don't be tempted to add more juice than stated in the recipe, and also don't plan to drink three of them! Oh and it's best to stay away from pre-made mixes – at least without checking the ingredients first – as they often include sugar and/or corn syrup.
How to Make a Low Carb Bloody Mary
The base of the drink is simple: vodka, unsweetened tomato juice (I found some cute 5.5 fl oz cans from Campbells that are perfect), Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and hot sauce.
If you want to make a seasoned rim for the glass, mix a little paprika in with some salt on a small plate. Run a wedge of lemon around the edge of the glass, then dip it in the salt mixture.
Mix the cocktail ingredients together, and taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour the cocktail into the prepared glass, and fill with ice.
But the fun part of making a low carb Bloody Mary is the garnishes! Here are some ideas for you to try:
- lemon slices
- celery stick
- cherry tomatoes
- green olives
- crispy bacon
- cooked shrimp
- pickle spears
- pickled jalapeños
- cucumber spears
- beef jerky
By the way, if you're looking for a keto bloody mary, then up you whether this version fits in with your way of eating. It comes in at about 6g net carbs, not including any garnishes.
- 5.5 fl oz unsweetened tomato juice
- 2 tbs vodka
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2-3 drops hot sauce, or to taste
- salt and pepper
- various garnishes, as desired
- Mix together the tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, hot sauce, salt and pepper.
- Pour the cocktail over a glass filled with ice, and garnish as desired.
- Note: If you want to make a seasoned rim for the glass, mix a little paprika in with some salt on a small plate. Run a wedge of lemon around the edge of the glass, then dip it in the salt mixture.
6g net carbs per serving (whole recipe)
Suggested garnishes include lemon slices, celery stick, cherry tomatoes, green olives, crispy bacon, cooked shrimp, pickle spears, pepperoni, pickled jalapeños, horseradish, cucumber spears, or beef jerky (not included in nutritional data).
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Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size Whole recipe
Amount Per ServingCalories 106 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Sodium 130mg Carbohydrates 6g Net Carbohydrates 6g Fiber 0g Sugar 6g Protein 1g
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