We are huge fans of the Bloody Mary…it’s our all-time favorite brunch drink! However, every time we ordered it or buy a cocktail mix, we felt totally bloated and full after the drink. We figured out that it was all the sodium and salt in the mixes. Well…why not make the mix ourselves, right? Our homemade version is spicy, low-calorie and totally satisfying.
Makes two cocktails
- 8 oz of low sodium V8
- 6 oz of Kanon Organic Vodka
- Juice of a lemon, and a couple of wedges for garnish
- 1 tbsp of horseradish (hot)
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- Splash of Worcestershire sauce (not too much!)
- Celery stalks for garnish
- Salt and pepper
Easiest thing to do to get the seasoning right is to mix all of the ingredients together, except the vodka. Taste the mix and make sure it has the right amount of heat and tartness. The V8 is low sodium, so it may need a few dashes of salt. But add salt at the very end since the Worcestershire is very salty and may not need it at all. Pour the vodka over ice, top off the drink with the V8 mix, and stir well. Garnish with the celery and lemon wedges. Trust us, you’ll love this version…and there won’t be any need for Tums!