Bloody Mary’s can be high in carbs if using premixed bloody mary mix, but there’s a way to help keep the carb count minimized. You can probably afford one of these in your carb counts but two might put you over your limit.
You will need:
- 1/4 cup of tomato sauce (look for one with no added sugars)
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 TBSP unsweetened lime juice
- 1 tsp of Tabasco (if you don’t like it spicy, minimize this)
- 3 ounces of vodka (this is a double shot. Use a jigger to measure).
- Crushed black pepper
- Optional: Alternative spicy sauces such as garlic hot sauce, sriracha, etc.
- Optional: Garnish with celery, jalapeno pepper, pickled asparagus, green olives, and/or lemon and lime wedges
- Fill a cocktail shaker up 2/3 of the way with Ice
- Pour in your double shot of vodka. I prefer Kettle One.
- Add in tomato sauce, worcestershire, lime juice, and tabasco. If adding any other spiced sauces, add them now.
- Put on shaker lid and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. You want the ice to melt to help add more liquid to the drink.
- Fill a tall glass with ice and strain the bloody mary mix into the glass. Sprinkle crushed black pepper on top. Optionally Garnish.
This should give you a drink with only 5g of net carbs (3g net for tomato sauce and 1g per tsp of worcestershire sauce). If you add any additional hot sauces be sure to check their carb count and add it to the total here. Garnishes will also add to carb count but likely not by much. If you can afford the carbs feel free to double the tomato sauce for a total of 8g net carbs for the whole drink, as this will make it thicker and more like a traditional texture of a bloody mary. You could also try adding in 1/4 tsp of xanthan gum to the cocktail shaker to add additional thickness.
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