The Best Bloody Mary: A Low-Carb Alcoholic Drink with Healthy Vitamins

As you probably already know, a Bloody Mary is a cocktail made with vodka, tomato juice, and various other spices. This version of a Blood Mary has only 12 grams of carbs (10 grams from the tomato juiceand 2 grams from the lemon juice). It also has 120% of your daily requirement of vitamin C and a hefty dose of vitamin A, among other things (see the full list below).


  • 1 or 2 ounces of vodka (for either a single or a double)
  • 1 cup tomato juice (or V8)
  • 1 ounces lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon of your favorite hot sauce (add more for extra zing)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients and serve on ice (you can also add a celery stick, lemon, wedge, or olive).

Bloody Marys and chaffles. And ANTM! What better combo?

Naturally, you can adjust the proportion of all the ingredients. For example, decrease the amount of lemon juice to only half an ounce for only 1 gram of carbs instead of 2 grams.

Here are all the vitamins and minerals you get in
1 cup of tomato juice:

  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Vitamin C: 74%*
  • Vitamin A: 22%
  • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine): 13%
  • Vitamin B9 (folate): 12%
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine): 8%
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin): 8%
  • Vitamin K: 7%
  • Potassium: 16%
  • Manganese: 9%
  • Magnesium: 7%
  • Copper: 7%

Also, 1 ounce of lemon juice contains 22% of your DV.

* All percentages refer to the Daily Value (based on a 2,000-calorie diet for a healthy adult).


Keith, enjoying his Bloody Mary after a long, hard day!

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