Spicy and tangy, with a punch of sinus clearing horseradish, this Keto Bloody Mary hits all of the right flavor notes! The perfect keto cocktail for your next brunch or lazy weekend morning on the patio!
Ahhh the keto Bloody Mary! The delicious savory cocktail that makes it OK to drink in the morning. Is it the tomato juice, or the fact that it isn’t sweet that gives this pungent elixir its morning bevvie status? I honestly don’t know – and I don’t really care either. I’m totally on board with it (in moderation of course.)
It wasn’t difficult to modify the classic version into this Keto Bloody Mary – there were just a few small tweaks necessary to lower the carb count a tad – and the flavor in my opinion is pretty spot on!
I went with V-8 juice for my version because it’s not as sweet as tomato juice, and I like my Bloody Mary on the savory side. I also garnished with shrimp, which is optional but pretty – especially if you’re serving this Keto Bloody Mary for a party or brunch and want to dress it up a bit.
If shrimp in the morning is too much for you, a little flag of cooked bacon on a skewer also works and is a nod to breakfast.
This Keto Bloody Mary recipe is heavy on the horseradish and black pepper because I like mine spicy, but if getting slapped in the face by your breakfast isn’t your thing, you can ease up a bit on both and just add a little at a time until you get it to taste just right for your preference.
If you don’t want to commit to an entire drink, or are having brunch guests and want to include multiple options, you can make a pitcher of this Keto Bloody Mary recipe and then pour it into shot glasses and serve them on a tray “shooter” style.
And of course you can enjoy all of the flavor and none of the buzz by making this Keto Bloody Mary recipe without the vodka!
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Keto Bloody Mary Cocktail
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 Keto Bloody Mary 1x
For all of your brunch or morning cocktail needs, this Keto Bloody Mary is spicy, tangy, and delivers a punch of horseradish! It’s the perfect way to wake up and enjoy a lazy weekend morning!
4 ounces unsweetened tomato vegetable juice (I used V-8 Classic)
2 ounces vodka
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons (or more) prepared horseradish
1/4 teaspoon smoked tobasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar substitute
1/8 teaspoon powdered beef boullion (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with 5 cubes of ice.
- Shake well.
- Strain into a 10 ounce highball glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with celery, chilled cooked shrimp, olives, and/or cooked bacon as desired.
Net carbs per cocktail = 6g
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Serving Size: 1 cocktail
- Calories: 163
- Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 7g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 1g
Patti Weyers says
What prepared horseradish do you use? I have a hard time finding anything that’s not creamy.
Mellissa Sevigny says
Find one in the refrigerator case and it will just be ground horseradish with a little vinegar to preserve it.
This is SO TASTY!!! I love a good Bloody Mary and the addition of SHRIMP?!? OMG – it’s FANTASTIC!!!
Love this recipe!!!! Great for the summer!
This looks so good! Love bloody Mary’s.
I love me a bloody mary and this recipe looks perfect! I’ll bet some bacon wrapped olives would go great with it, too.
V8 original has 6 grams of sugar per serving. Using that brand of juice will knock anyone out of nutritional ketosis.
Mellissa Sevigny says
NOPE. You don’t get knocked out of ketosis from 6 grams of carbs. It doesn’t matter if it’s V8 or cauliflower puree or dark chocolate 6 grams is 6 grams – stay under 20 per day and you’re fine. This cocktail uses 4 ounces which is also only 3 grams and it comes from the vegetables, not added sugar. Please get your facts straight before you go carb-fear-mongering on the internet or anywhere else for that matter.
She said Sugar. Which would kick you out of ketosis.
There is no sugar or fructose in V8. The only “sugars” are naturally occurring from the fruit and vegetable juices.
She might have said sugar, but there isn’t any in V8
Just curious a to why you’d add a sugar substitute? When I made bloody marys I always used V8 or plain tomato juice (no sugar added) and never thought they needed to be sweeter.
Phillip Nollner says
i agree…i make mine almost the same as this recipe but no sugar substitute, no beef bouillon cube, and low sodium V8 juice…oh, and key lime juice instead of lemon, because i used to live in key west and fell in love with key lime juice :)
I love a good Bloody Mary. This will be my next one to try!
greg k says
I haven’t tried the recipe yet, but using spicy vodka is always a plus in my book.