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.
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 oz tomato juice
2 oz bone broth (Chicken or beef)
2 oz vodka
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.
Developed as part of the UV Vodka Challenge. Greg was given four UV Vodka flavors and tasked with creating a unique bloody Mary recipe for each
I started out with the idea that I’d make a conventional bloody Mary with some chili garlic kick. I always start by tasting the ingredients individually.
The UV Sriracha Vodka had a complex flavor profile all on its own. Chili was the first to hit, followed by a hint of garlic and hot spice. I knew I wouldn’t need to add much to get where I wanted to go.
With all that chili flavor I immediately thought of lime. I took another taste and chased it with a bite of fresh lime. Delicious. A light went on. I poured a half shot of the UV Sriracha, squeezed fresh lime and topped with Sacramento tomato juice. Down the hatch! Amazing! I downed a few more. Yep, it’s amazing.
The UV Vodka Sriracha Blood Shot – Greg Tooke, My Big Fat Bloody Mary Podcast
UV Lemonade – Here’s where it started to get weird. Lemonade is not exactly the flavor most think of when mixing a bloody. However, fresh lemon is one of my favorite bloody Mary ingredients, and I’ve been leaning toward a lighter, more juicy bloody Mary this summer. No problem. After two tries I had a great mix!
After smelling and tasting the UV Lemonade I started thinking of the popular German drink, the Radler. A mix of lemonade and beer, this summer favorite allows Germans to drink throughout a hot summer day without all the effects of a full strength beer.
I went to work making a light refreshing summertime bloody Mary recipe. Doubling down on an already fresh taste, I added fresh squeezed lemon. I love fresh cracked pepper with lemon. I gave a few turns of the old mill….
Getting ready for the game I found myself craving chips and dip. Since it was game day, and game day ends in “y”, I had bloody Mary ingredients on the counter. A light went on.
After a few revisions, I’ve crafted what I and others believe to be a delicious and savory bloody Mary chip dip recipe with a kick. Try it out, share with friends – let me know what you think in the comments below.
*Note: My first run at the recipe featured mayonnaise. Plain yogurt won out in the final recipe. It’s lighter and better compliments the citrus.
Greg’s Famous Bloody Mary Chip Dip
8 oz plain yogurt
8 oz sour cream
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce* For extra kick, try Demitri’s chipotle habanero seasoning
In a medium mixing bowl combine all ingredients. Mix thoroughly, cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. (Consider making the night before) Crack a bit more pepper over the top before serving. Garnish with lemon wedge and celery stalk. Great with corn chips, crackers, or your favorite potato chip.