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.
The base of the drink is simple: vodka, unsweetened tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, hot sauce, salt and pepper.
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 pour it 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
I chose three: bacon, pepper-stuffed olives and a cherry tomato!
- 6 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.
7g 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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