A non alcoholic twist on the classic Bloody Mary (ours is way better!).
There is so much flavor in a classic bloody mary that it is a drink many of us often crave. However, you may not want all that alcohol that is also in most bloody mary’s. That is what we created the Clean Mary. The Clean Mary is a non alcoholic version of the bloody Mary. It has all the flavor but none of the toxic ingredients (aka. Vodka).
A classic bloody mary is a mixture of tomato juice, vodka and spices. The drink is said to have originated after prohibition ended in the 1920’s. The drink was created at the St.Regis hotel in Manhattan and caught on in popularity. It quickly became a breakfast and brunch staple.
Since its creation, the bloody mary has taken on many forms. The tomato juice and vodka leave a blank slate for the home bartender to add their own unique touch to the drink. Everyone makes their bloody mary a little differently. You can make your virgin bloody mary however you’d like, too!
Ingredients in a Virgin Clean Mary Mocktail
So what exactly makes a bloody mary so flavorful and unique? A lot of things! There are actually lots of ingredients that go into a bloody mary (or a Clean Mary!). Here are a few of the most common ingredients you can add to a bloody mary:
- Celery salt
- Hot sauce
- Celery ribs
- Lemon or lime wedges
- Blue cheese
- Cheddar cheese cubes
- Pickled Beans
- Pickled Garlic
- Garlic Powder
- Pickled Jalapenos
As you can see, there is a wide range of ingredients and flavoring you can add to a virgin bloody mary. Each bloody mary recipe will be different and you can definitely add in your favorite bloody mary ingredients to any drink. Some people want extra olive brine while others hate the olives. Some people like extra tabasco sauce while you may also prefer your drink a little more mild.
Our Clean Mary is the perfect blend of all of those things. A little zesty, a little tangy and a tiny bit sweet. We think it’s just perfect!
How To Make a Clean Mary
Our Clean Mary Mocktail starts with tomato juice. Choose a good, high quality tomato juice as this makes up the majority of the drink. Some people like to use clamato juice which is a type of tomato juice made with a splash of clam juice. This adds a briney, subtle fishy taste that you may really enjoy.
Once you have a great tomato juice ready for your virgin mary drink, the rest of the recipe is easy! All of the bloody mary mocktail ingredients are added to a cocktail shaker and blended together with a few good shakes. The frothy mix is poured into a tall glass rimmed with old bay seasoning. Lemon, lime and a celery stick are added as a garnish and the drink is ready to enjoy.
While we love our bloody mary recipe exactly as it is, you can definitely tweak it to make it your own special mocktail creation. That is the beauty of the bloody mary- it is extremely versatile! If you have any fantastic add-ins or flavor ideas for the drink, let us know! We are always interested in trying a delicious bloody mary mocktail with a new twist.
Besides tasting really incredible, bloody mary mocktails are actually pretty healthy. Tomato juice is a very healthy drink. It is packed with vitamin C, vitamin B and potassium. It also has lots of antioxidants which can help you stay healthy. Since our bloody mary drink has no vodka, it is especially good for you. There is no “bad stuff” in our bloody mary recipe!
Bloody Mary calories are pretty low. In fact, it is often considered a great diet drink. It is very filling, low in calories and has lots of flavors that will curb many different food cravings. While you may be hard pressed to find a keto bloody mary or a low carb bloody mary (tomato juice is very high in carbs), you can freely enjoy a bloody mary mocktail when you are focused on drinking healthy and losing weight.
Enjoy this Clean Mary during your weekend brunch or make yourself a glass on a special weekday morning. It is a non alcoholic drink that packs a lot of flavor without ever needing a drop of liquor. Enjoy!
We get a lot of questions about our bloody mary mocktail recipe so we wanted to try to answer a few of those questions here. Hopefully these answers will help you create the perfect drink!
What is the difference between a bloody mary and a virgin bloody mary?
A virgin bloody mary is made without vodka or alcohol. It is mainly tomato juice and flavorings. A regular bloody mary will have alcohol mixed in. We far prefer the virgin bloody mary!
Are virgin bloody marys healthy?
Virgin bloody marys are healthy. They are essentially tomato juice which is packed with vitamin c and antioxidants. Tomato juice has also been shown to be good for bone health, cardiovascular health and also help prevent certain types of cancer. A virgin bloody mary is definitely a healthy drink choice.
Can I drink a virgin bloody mary while pregnant?
You can drink a virgin bloody mary while pregnant. In fact, it is a very healthy drink choice. Virgin bloody mary’s have lots of unique flavors that you may crave while pregnant. The drink is full of vitamins and minerals so it can help you feel great and stay healthy.
What benefits so you get when drinking virgin mary?
A virgin bloody mary is full of nutrients that can help you stay healthy and strong. From vitamin c to extra potassium, the glass is full of compounds to help your body function better. A virgin bloody mary will also help you feel full and may help curb hunger. It is essentially a whole meal in a glass!