This Mixed Drink Is Under 100 Calories

Light Bloody Mary

May 15, 2013   21 Comments

Snack Girl doesn’t cover drinks very often because 20% of her audience is under 21.

Yes, I am popular with the young people. To those dear readers I say - today is not for you.

I made this drink yesterday, Tuesday, in the morning. My husband walked by and said, “Hey, the kids weren’t that bad, were they?”

“Shut up. No, you shut up! I said shut up!!” He didn’t have to take them to the bus stop.

Of course, I was really making it to test for the site so I handed the glass to him and asked him what he thought. He said, “Refreshing. I could drink five of these.”

Now, THAT cracked me up because after 5 ounces of vodka my partner would be lying on the floor.

This is one of those iconic drinks that isn’t that bad for you. It has tomato juice which has vitamin C and lycopene, and some celery. You can always make it “virgin” and you will cut out 67 calories.

I ALWAYS add too much Tabasco and then have to add more tomato juice.

Do you make your own mixed drinks? Do you have ideas for lightening them up?

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Bloody Mary Recipe

Makes one serving

1 ounce vodka
4 ounces tomato juice
2 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
2 dashes Tabasco
½ lemon, juiced (optional)
1 stalk celery, trimmed

Mix vodka, juice, Worcestershire, Tabasco, and lemon juice in a medium sized glass. Load a large glass with lots of ice cubes (5-7). Pour drink over ice cubes and stir with celery stalk.

89 calories, 0.1 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 5.6 g carbohydrates, 4.6 g sugar, 1.0 g protein, 0.7 g fiber, 340 mg sodium, 1 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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Add some horseradish and Old Bay. Forget the tobasco. Go easy on the old bay - it has a ton of salt and a lot of flavor.

on May 15, 2013

Please explain how this drink can be one point. According to my WW point guide, 1 1/2 oz of vodka is 4 points and 1 cup tomato juice is 1 point. Even though you're only using 1 oz of vodka and 1/2 cup of juice, it should be higher than 1 point.

on May 15, 2013

@Kris - I did a nutritional analysis - and then I put it in my PointsPlus calculator. Maybe someone else could check this? Thank your for your question - I am doing my best.

on May 15, 2013

According to Livestrong 4 oz of tomato juice is 21 calories and 1 oz of vodka is 43 calories, the 2 main ingredients are only 64 calories... sounds good to me...

on May 15, 2013

Thanks for calorie info. I have encountered this before, where WW "pads" the points vs. actual calorie counts. I'm in!

on May 15, 2013

Everything related to liquor and beer that I've read regarding WW PointsPlus points basically says that due to the fact that your body metabolizes alcohol as sugar, it does not point out traditionally. You cannot put their makeup in the calculator and get the correct amount of points. However this site ( not only explains it well but gives a great formula that, while it includes more math than the calculator, gives you the points for each beverage!
Hope this helps - happy tracking!

on May 15, 2013

Timely,I could use one this morning. My twins are graduating from high school today! Wow, how time flies by. Best summer drink ever is the Peach Bellini. Knudsen's Peach Nectar (whole foods) is 100% juice. Add 4 oz to a champagne or margarita glass (65 cal). Then add 4 oz Italian Champagne/Prosecco (35 cal). Make sure both are chilled. You can add ice if desired. 100 calories of pure summer bliss! Even better when sipped from a balcony in Assisi!

on May 15, 2013

Use Clamato instead of tomato juice and it's called a CEASAR! Super delish!

on May 15, 2013

Here's my suggestion - Get a big Ball Jar, fill it with ice. Pour in 2 ounces of vodka (or 4 if you're going nuts). Fill about 3/4 with Vitamin Water Zero (stevia sweetened, so not creepy). Fill the rest of the way with any kind of seltzer. My absolute favorite drink!!! And only about 80-100 calories from the vodka.

on May 15, 2013

Lisa darling, this makes me think of NY's steak houses...

Next time I'm east we hook up in Brooklyn, go to Peter Luger and have a week's worth of WW in one meal, what do you say?

Also: try horseradish and toasted celery seeds in this

on May 15, 2013

@Stacie. I'm with you girl! 2 ounces of flavored vodka, lime, lemon, etc. added to a tall glass of iced water. Less than 100 calories.

on May 15, 2013

Although you all have great ideas on low cal drinks, sometimes nothing beats a bloody Mary :) thanks snack-girl!

on May 15, 2013

In Canada we use clamato juice and call this a Caesar. Dress it with a celery stick, pickled asparagus or just a dill pickle stick and you even get a little appy. Do delish and refreshing! :)

on May 15, 2013

Vodka and diet Sierra Mist - bubbly and cool!! yum!

on May 15, 2013

Don't drink.....don't need those kind of calories ....would rather have a piece of chocolate cake :)

on May 15, 2013

Yummy, yum, yum, to all the low cal drink recipes. Hurray for Vodka!

on May 15, 2013

Try Spicy V8 for tomato juice!!

on May 15, 2013

Oh my goodness. It must have horseradish!! Do not drink this without it. Loved seeing the drink idea on your site it was fun. As a large weight loss maintainer I typical go got the virgin BUT I need the horseradish. Cucumber garnish is yummy too. I load mine up :)

on May 20, 2013

Vodka and Crystal Light Pomtini. Love it! (I always make the Crystal Light with more powder than they say on the package so it's not watery.(

on May 25, 2013

I do not drink much (it has been 1 1/2 yrs so far, lol) BUT I saw in a magazine that they now have low calorie, less sugar added vodka.

on May 26, 2013

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