Keto Bloody Mary! Keep your spirits high and carbs low with this keto-friendly spin on the classic Bloody Mary cocktail!
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Why Do They Call It A Bloody Mary?
Feel free to skip this and get the low down on the recipe below. For those of you with inquiring minds – here’s the Behind The Music style 411 on the classic cocktail.
The OG Bloody Mary was first created at Harry’s Bar in New York City somewhere around 1920 when bartender Fernand Petiot started experimenting with vodka and tomato juice. New York drinkers were not impressed. At their request, Fernand spiced up the cocktail with black pepper, cayenne, Worcestershire, lemon juice and a shot of Tabasco. It was a hit.
Some folks say it was Ferdinand who named the cocktail a Bloody Mary after a patron said it reminded him of The Bucket of Blood Club in Chicago and a girl named Mary.
Others maintain the name stems from the dark history of Mary Tudor – the daughter of Henry VIII who earned the unfortunate nickname Bloody Mary after she murdered hundreds of Protestants by burning them at the stake.
I like the first story better.
Either way there is something about Mary
All the best Bloody Marys I have ever enjoyed hail from New Orleans – which happens to be one of my favorite places of all time. They start the same with a vodka + tomato juice combo followed by Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins is the best), lemon juice, hot sauce(s), and spices. There are millions of Bloody Mary recipes with outlandish garnishments & rimmers to match, but today we’re sticking to one. A keto-friendly version of my favorite New Orleans style cocktail!
Ingredients & Modifications – How To Make A Bloody Mary Keto-Friendly
Tomato juice – Full of sugar & carbs (1 Cup = 10 Carbs)
Bloody Mary Mix – Same (Mr. & Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix has 7 net carbs per 5 ounces. Zing Zang has 4 net carbs per 3 ounces.) Why aren’t the labels easier to read? Why must there be so much math?
Look, I could list labels all day long – but let’s get to the point. You need to go with an unsweetened tomato juice. I am incredibly sophisticated so I used canned – drumroll please – V8 + a Shot of Bone Broth.
You’re looking at 6.1 net carbs & 165 calories per beverage – unless you go over the top crazy on the garnish, which is a thing when you’re doing Bloody Marys!
If you’re setting up a Low Carb Bloody Mary Bar for a party or personal use because why not make sure you have the following?
Bloody Mary Bar Essentials
- Highball Glasses
- Vodka: Grey Goose, Absolut, Absolut Pepper Infused, Jalapeno Infused Store in the freezer if you have room!
- Cocktail Shaker
- Spices: Pepper, Kosher Salt, Celery Salt, Chipotle, Chili Powder, Paprika, Garlic
- Sauces: Tabasco, Crystal, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Prepared Horseradish
- Celery stalk
- Lemon Wedge
- Pepper Jack Cheese
- Bleu Cheese
- Feta Cheese
- Smoked Sausage
- Beef Jerky
- Pepperoni Straws
- Stuffed Olives – habanero stuffed
- Pickled or spicy green beans
- Dill Pickles
- Old Bay Pickles by Epic Pickles
- Pickled Asparagus Spears
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Spears
- Pickled Okra
- Cocktail Onions
- Hard Boiled Eggs
Bloody Mary Rimmers
Not Mandatory, but Highly Recommended!
If you’re putting together a Bloody Mary Bar you may want to get a plate like this one!
How To: Wet the rim of the Highball in a shallow bowl of lemon, lime juice or water or dampen side of the glass with a wedge of lemon or lime. Mix your favorite spice & salt combo – pour it onto a plate & then dip & twist the glass into the rimmer combo!
- Super Easy: Creole Seasoning
- Spicy Sriracha Rimmer: 4 TSP Sea Salt + ½ TSP Sriracha
- Salt Rimmer: Celery Salt + Kosher Salt
- Smokey Salt Rimmer: Smoked Paprika + Kosher Salt
- Super Spicy Salt Rimmer: ½ Cup Kosher Salt + 1 TBSP Celery Salt + 2 TSP Chili Powder + 1 TSP Chipotle + 1 TSP Granulated Garlic + 1 TSP Smoked Paprika + 1 TSP Black Pepper
- Mexican Rimmer: 1 TSP Red Pepper Flakes + 1 TSP Chili Powder + 1 TSP Pink Himalyain Salt
Keto Bloody Mary Cocktail
- Bone Broth
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Prepared Horseradish
- Lemon Juice
- Louisiana Hot Sauce
- Black Pepper
- Celery Salt
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Keto Bloody Mary! Keep your spirits high & carbs low with this keto-friendly spin on the classic Bloody Mary cocktail! Spicy & tangy, with the perfect combination of V8, vodka, horseradish, Worcestershire & lemon juice, this is the Ultimate Keto Bloody Mary Cocktail with 6.1 net carbs!
1/2 Cup (4 Ounces) Unsweetened Tomato Juice or V8
2 Ounces Vodka (Grey Goose – Absolut – Tito’s) or pepper vodka or bacon infused vodka
1 Ounce shot beef broth
1-2 Dashes Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins)
2 Teaspoons Prepared Horseradish
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
1 Dashes Tabasco
1 Dash Louisiana Hot Sauce
Dash black pepper
Dash celery salt
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Combine dry ingredients. Pour vodka & bone broth into the shaker. Add V8. Add Tabasco, Louisiana Hot Sauce, lemon juice, Lea & Perrins, & horseradish.
Shake! Shake! Shake!
Transfer to a chilled Highball filled with ice!
Freeze vodka ahead!
Use Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
For A Bloody Pirate – Swap Vodka with Rum
For A Bloody Maria – Swap Vodka with Tequila
- Category: Cocktails
- Cuisine: Keto, Low Carb
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