Homemade Spicy Bloody Mary Mix (Low FODMAP)

Make deliciously spicy, seriously savory, extremely easy Homemade Bloody Mary Mix for your next brunch! (Low FODMAP, Gluten Free)

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Strengthen your brunch game with this deliciously spicy Homemade Spicy Bloody Mary Mix! Low FODMAP & Gluten-Free, this savory cocktail mixer is low in calories and has none of the sweeteners or preservatives of the store-bought kind. It’s also easy to whisk together ahead of time and store in the fridge for when you want to entertain (yourself or others). Add a splash of vodka for a brunch cocktail, or serve on its own as a non-alcoholic addition to your morning meal. Your friends will be more than impressed at your next brunch or breakfast get-together!

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A tall glass of Spicy Bloody Mary Cocktail, with bottles of hot sauce and more Bloody Mary Mix behind.
Close-up image of the Bloody Mary garnishes: lime, pickle, olives, celery.

Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

Some mornings, there is nothing I want more than a Bloody Mary. This never used to be the case, but then my friend Paige and I started going to the occasional brunch together. More often than not, she’d request a Bloody Mary from the bartender, specifying extra spicy. Always easily influenced by friends’ tastes, sooner or later I found myself craving the savory cocktail, particularly after a night of drinking.

Finding most pre-made mixes contain high FODMAP ingredients, I decided the best way to satisfy my craving was to make my own Bloody Mary Mix. It’s actually surprisingly easy to make, containing ingredients that are a breeze to find in any supermarket. This particular mix is robust in flavor and heavy on the spice, but gets its punch without any onion or garlic. Needless to say, it’s everything I look for in a Bloody Mary cocktail.


It’s All About the Garnish

While this is totally up to your personal preference, I find the right garnish can go a long way with a Bloody Mary. Some notorious bars go all out, layering everything from sliders to chicken wings on top of the glass. Other bars simply grab what’s available – a wilting piece of celery stick or a wedge of lemon. I like a garnish that is hearty enough to munch on with your drink, but not so overwhelming that it takes the place of your meal. For me, that means a piece of celery, a couple of olives, a wedge of citrus to add a little extra tart, and if I’m lucky, a pickle spear. Nothing extravagant, but just enough to pretty up the drink in a practical, edible way.

Feel free to garnish as much (or as little) as you like. If setting up for a brunch, you can even make a little garnish “fixin’s bar” and let people add what they prefer. Super easy, right?

Profile image of a tall glass of Bloody Mary Cocktail.

Whisk up a batch of Homemade Bloody Mary Mix to share whenever you have your friends together – be it an upcoming Galantine’s Day Brunch or a birthday breakfast – and introduce them to a delicious, savory way to celebrate. For more wonderful brunch recipes, click here for a list from the archives!

Homemade Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

Make deliciously spicy, seriously savory, extremely easy Homemade Bloody Mary Mix for your next brunch! (Low FODMAP, Gluten Free)

Adapted from Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktail, fodmap, homemade, low fodmap, savory
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 cocktails

Ingredients

Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

  • 2 1/2 cups organic tomato juice
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce pickle juice (optional)
  • 1/2 ounce hot sauce (plus more to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Spicy Bloody Mary Cocktail

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 5 ounces Spicy Bloody Mary Mix
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pickle spear, celery, olives, and lime wedge, to garnish

Instructions

To make the Bloody Mary Mix:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together. Transfer to a bottle and store in the fridge for up to one week.

To Make the Cocktail:

  1. Mix the salt and paprika together in a small dish. This will be used to rim the glass. Prepare a tall Collins or pint glass by running a lime wedge around the rim, and then rolling it in the salt mixture. Fill with ice.
  2. Repeat process for up to 4 individual cocktails.

  3. Combine the Bloody Mary Mix, vodka, and lime juice together in a cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes. Shake until frosty on the outside, and strain into the prepared glass(es). Garnish with pickle spears, olives, celery, and a lime wedge, as desired.

Recipe Notes

 

Large Format: Need a big batch of Bloody Mary cocktails for brunch? Make a pitcher! Combine all of the Bloody Mary Mix with 1 cup vodka and 1 ounce lime juice in a large pitcher and chill in the fridge. When ready to serve, prepare four glasses as described above and fill each with about a cup of Bloody Mary Cocktail. You can also cut the portions in half, serving a half cup to each guest in a smaller rocks glass, for a less potent cocktail that goes a bit further.

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