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As a Wisconsin native, I expect bloody Mary's to be rich and satisfying, and to be served with a beer chaser. My mission is to improve the lives of my readers with better bloody Mary recipes and techniques.
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Great Big Outlet | La Crosse Technology Outlet Store

The Great Big Outlet: An eclectic collection of deeply discounted high quality items

Weather stations, atomic clocks, glassware, birdhouses, garden supplies, an Elvis Presley ceramic cookie jar, a shop vac …What do these things have in common???

You probably know of La Crosse Technology’s high quality atomic time and weather instruments. You won’t be surprised to see overstock, closeout & discontinued weather stations, alarm clocks & wall clocks at the Great Big Outlet Store. But what about all these other needful things?

The La Crosse Technology team attends a couple dozen trade shows every year. At these shows vendors from all over the world bring their best products to show potential customers. After days of standing in a booth, vendors are tired and want to get home. The La Crosse Technology team will often appeal to these vendors’ fatigue by offering to buy their entire booth. Rather than pack up and haul all of these products, many vendors are happy to sell them at heavy discounts.

Say hello to the Great Big Outlet Store! The team hauls these treasures back to the outlet store in La Crosse, Wisconsin where they’re offered to shoppers at prices lower than anywhere else. Folks who know about the Great Big Outlet, (aka GBO), love to stop back regularly. The inventory is constantly changing.

All La crosse Technology products carry a 30 day money back guarantee & 1 year warranty through Great Big Outlet.

La Crosse Technology Outlet Store
La Crosse Technology Outlet Store
2815 Losey Blvd S, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
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Low carb keto friendly bloody Mary recipe

Keto Bloody Mary Recipe

Low Carb Bloody Mary

The Keto diet seems to be sweeping the nation. Stories of folks losing tons of weight and feeling great abound on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at the water cooler.  Have you jumped on?

I’ve been on it for a few weeks and really like it. Bacon, butter, steaks, eggs, cheese, hard liquor…Yeah, it’s a strict diet. One of the biggest challenges for me has been finding good low carb cocktail options.  My favorite adult beverage is the bloody Mary.  Unfortunately, the main ingredient-tomato juice, is a little carb heavy. Weighing in at 10 carbs per serving, one serving puts you half way to the daily max!  Add horseradish and Worcestershire and you’ve got a couple more carbs.

After a few experiments, I’ve arrived at what I consider to be a delicious low-carb bloody Mary recipe.


Low carb keto friendly bloody Mary recipe
Low carb keto friendly bloody Mary recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 oz tomato juice
  • 2 oz bone broth (Chicken or beef)
  • 2 oz vodka
  • lemon wedge
  • dash of celery salt
  • Tabasco sauce to taste
  • cracked black pepper
  • pinch of mushroom powder


fill a pint glass with ice. Add all ingredients and roll in cocktail shaker until mixed and chilled.

Suggested garnish: Bacon, cheddar cheese, shrimp  – cooked and peeled, olive

Enjoy your 3.9 carb bloody Mary. Why not have two?


Bravado Sauces

Episode 434 – Bravado Sauces

Bravado Hot Sauce Review

Lynn, (aka “the talent”), and I had a blast experimenting with and reviewing a couple sauces from the folks at Bravado.  Take a listen as we drink and eat a few concoctions.

Find out more about Bravado on their website:  Bravado Spice  

Here’s the bloody Mary recipe I put together for the podcast:


  • 1 quart tomato juice
  • 6 oz light rum
  • 3 oz Bravado Pineapple Habanero Sauce
  • 2 tsp horseradish
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher. Stir well. Fill pint glasses with ice, pour and enjoy!

Bravado Sauces
Bravado Sauces


We also made some Bloody Mary garnishes with the sauces.  Try these deviled eggs- Really good!


deviled egg recipe

deviled egg recipe
deviled egg recipe