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Bloody Good Bloody Mary

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez
Active time 7 mins
Total time 7 mins

Serves 1 (serving size: 1 drink)

Pickle juice is the secret weapon here, delivering briny tartness to make this drink lip-smackingly delicious. We’ve tried pickled okra juice and dill pickle juice—both work well. Bread and butter pickle juice would add a hint of sweetness. The pickle and lemon juice also help thin out the thick tomato juice, so the drink is all the more sippable. For a vegan version, use vegan Worcestershire sauce.



  • 1/2 cup low-sodium tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon dill or okra pickle juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (such as Cholula)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka

Nutrition Information

  • calories 133
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 6 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 380 mg
  • calcium 12 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass; stir well. Add ice. Serve immediately.