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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?


Brian Bartels the Bloody Mary

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My Big Fat Bloody Mary Sticker
My Big Fat Bloody Mary Sticker

The definitive guide for those devoted to the brunchtime classic, the Bloody Mary, with 50 recipes for making cocktails at home.

The Bloody Mary is one of the most universally-loved drinks. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and beyond, there simply isn’t a wrong time for a Bloody.

In The Bloody Mary, author Brian Bartels–beverage director for the beloved West Village restaurants Jeffrey’s Grocery, Joseph Leonard, Fedora, Perla, and Bar Sardine–delves into the fun history of this classic drink.(Did Hemingway create it, as legend suggests? Or was it an ornery Parisian bartender?)

More than 50 eclectic recipes, culled from top bartenders around the country, will have drinkers thinking outside the vodka box and taking garnishes to a whole new level.

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St Paddy’s Day Special with Lava Craft Bloody Mary Mix

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Mike and Brenda's Bloody Mary Mix Review

Mike and Brenda’s Bloody Mary Mix Review

Mike and Brenda’s Salsa – Bloody Mary Mix

Mike and Brenda’s is a small family company from Henderson, Minnesota. They got their start making salsa. They make five salsa varieties; Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, and OMG Pineapple Salsa. Here’s what they have to say about their salsa;

“Welcome to our Salsa world! We’ve been making salsa for almost 20 years and have it down to a science. We use fresh ingredients and lots of love to make the best salsa this side of the Mississippi!

We make it hot….so hot your tongue will sweat! But, we can tone it down too so you can really enjoy the flavor.

Our salsa is full thick and hearty…you’ll need a good chip to really appreciate this salsa!”

But that’s not what I’m interested in. Mike and Brenda have moved into the bloody Mary world  -a logical progression I think.

Mike and Brenda's Bloody Mary Mix Review
Mike and Brenda’s Bloody Mary Mix

I received a quart, and I mean a quart mason jar, of the mix and just now got around to trying it. Holy smokes! This stuff is GOOD! The antithesis of a big corporate product, (Think Zing Zang), Mike and Brenda’s mix is devoid of flashy packaging. In fact, the only marking on the jar is a sticker with contact information on the lid.
Mike and Brenda's label

Ordinarily, I’d start a review by reviewing the ingredients. Since there are none listed, let’s move on.


The mix is deep red in color, with little bits of solids visible. It pours just a tad thicker than canned tomato juice. Not too thick, but enough texture to get my attention.


Wow! My first taste conjured up childhood memories of my mom and aunts canning tomato juice. Such fresh tomato flavors. Mom and her sisters also used to can something they called, “tomato plus.” If I recall, it was a mixture of garden tomatoes cooked with celery and onions. Mike and Brenda’s has those flavors and a few more. I taste celery and onion, perhaps a touch of garlic, and some spice.

The spice is interesting. It doesn’t hit you right away but leaves a very nice after-taste, reminiscent of a Snap-E-Tom tomato cocktail.

Snap-E-Tom Tomato Cocktail

The balance of fresh, fresh tomatoes and spice are absolutely perfect in Mike and Brenda’s Bloody Mary Mix. The flavor is immediately addictive. (And I’m not even adding vodka today!) I can’t think of an improvement that could be made to this mix, other than wider distribution.

My advice, if you see this mix for sale, buy as much as you can. Great stuff!

Find out more about Mike and Brenda’s on their Facebook page:

Mike and Brenda’s Salsa’s and Bloody Mary Mix

Nikki Lane My Big Fat Bloody Mary Concert Series

Episode 25 – Nikki Lane & Jonathan Tyler

Kick Start Bloody Mary Mix infuses Episode 25

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Nikki Lane My Big Fat Bloody Mary Concert Series
Nikki Lane
Jonathon Tyler
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We had a blast recording episode 25 – the Silver Anniversary Edition !
The Kick Start Bloody Mary Mix was flowing and so was the Dream Team!


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the Drunken Tomato
the Drunken Tomato


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Episode 17 - Minnesota Mule State Fair

Episode 17 – Minnesota Mule Bloody Mary Mix

My Big Fat Bloody Mary Podcast Episode 17 – Minnesota Mule Bloody Mary Mix

Episode 17 - Minnesota Mule State Fair

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The Review Minnesota Mule Bloody Mary Mix

From MN Mule’s website:
“Minnesota Mule Bloody Mary Mixes are full of flavor, easy to use, and make one hell of a good bloody Mary. We developed the recipe from scratch, trying over 500 different blends before we found the perfect mix. There are over 30 vegetables and natural spices in our bloody Mary mix, plus no MSG. And a bloody Mary isn’t really a bloody Mary without Worcestershire, and the Mule has it!”

Here’s Lynn’s powerful cover of Blondie’s, One Way or Another:


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Sam – 72
Erica  – 64
Jack – 70
Greg – 73