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Virgin Bloody Mary

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Craving a Bloody Mary but doing a dry challenge? Make this Virgin Bloody Mary, also known as the Virgin Mary, and you won’t miss the vodka!

Virgin Bloody Mary
Virgin Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary is one of the most popular brunch cocktails. This mocktail version is loaded with flavor – spicy, savory, and salty. It’s perfect if you want a cocktail without alcohol. Of course, if you want to add some vodka, go for it! For more drink recipes without alcohol, try my Nojito (a mojito without the rum) and Salpicón (a Colombian fruit drink).

Virgin Bloody Mary

I’m starting a dry challenge this month, I did one in November. Why? A few reasons:

  1. I don’t want the empty calories
  2. Better sleep
  3. No hangover the next day
  4. More energy to exercise

That being said, I will be sharing more mocktail recipes here. If you have requests please let me know in the comments!

Are they healthy?

This mocktail is actually highly nutritious! Tomato juice contains a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and it’s rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant with impressive health benefits.

When choosing a tomato juice, make sure to read the labels. Certain types of tomato juice can be high in sodium and may contain added sugars. Look for a tomato juice that is low in sodium with no added fruit or sugar.

Ingredients in a Virgin Bloody Mary:

The ingredients in a virgin Bloody Mary are the same as a regular Bloody Mary minus the vodka.

  • Tomato juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Pickle juice or olive juice
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Horseradish
  • Hot sauce
  • Celery seed
  • Cayenne

To make this simple Bloody Mary recipe, combine all the ingredients in a big pitcher. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Garnish Ideas:

Part of the fun of a Bloody Mary is all the garnishes. Some can be pretty over the top – practically a whole meal on top of the drink. Here are some ideas for how to garnish your Bloody Mary:

  • Celery stalks
  • Dill pickle spears, okra, or cornichons
  • Pickled green beans or asparagus
  • Green olives
  • Lemon or lime wedges
  • Bacon
  • Boiled shrimp

You can also rim your glass with celery salt. Rub a slice of lemon along the rim of the glass, and then roll the rim on a plate covered with celery salt until coated.

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Virgin Bloody Mary 

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Craving a Bloody Mary but doing a dry challenge? Make this Virgin Bloody Mary, also known as the Virgin Mary, and you won’t miss the vodka!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Virgin Bloody Mary
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 2 /3 cup


  • 2 cups prepared tomato juice, preferably low sodium
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle juice OR olive brine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Franks
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 small celery heart stalks with leaves, for serving
  • 4 lemon wedges, for garnish
  • 12 large olives, optional for serving


  • Combine tomato juice, pickle juice, lemon juice, horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, celery seeds, and cayenne in a large pitcher.
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  • To serve, pour about 2/3 cup into 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish each with a celery stalk, olives and a lemon wedge.
  • Can be made 4 days ahead; keep chilled.

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Serving: 2 /3 cup, Calories: 33 kcal, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 0.5 g, Sodium: 295 mg, Fiber: 1.5 g, Sugar: 4.5 g


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21 comments on “Virgin Bloody Mary”

  1. I saw the picture and thought it was a skinnified Michelada 🤣 This still looks delish and I can add beer if I want to. Awesome!

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    Phyllis Burruss

    I do not drink alcohol by choice for the last ten years. I just made this Virgin Mary exactly by the recipe. It is every bit as tasty as anything ordered in a bar. It is even better than bought Bloody Mary mixes I have used. So simple and sooo good.

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    Jacqueline Guilbeault

    What if I replace the tomato juice with Clamato Juice for a virgin Caesar. Would it change the WW points.

  4. Hi Gina,
    This looks fabulous! I can’t wait to try it. I do have a request :). I recently got a juicer as a birthday gift and would love to get more use out if it. One of the challenges I’m facing is finding juicing recipes that do not require fruit. I would love to juice several times a week, but find most recipes are loaded with fruit. I am more of a savory person and think fresh herbs could add nice flavor. I’m also fine with lemons or limes. Any suggestions?

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    Marty Penkhus

    Please publish more Non-alcholic mock tails. There are many reasons one decides not to drink. The ones highlighted in your article.  Also health reasons related to medication, medical diagnosis which drinking alcohol is contra indicated.
    Alcohol is a trigger for migraines for me. I order tonic and a splash of Roses lime on ice in a wine glass. (No straw! I want an elegant glass not a kiddie glass.) 
    Shrub with a mild vinegar taste. Love your Mojhto. Please publish more. I will encourage more restaurants and clubs in our area to offer them. Marty Penkhus 

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    Jeri Lassiter

    Thank you so much for the Mocktail recipe!! I have been Alcohol Free for 16 months and loving life!! So I love Mocktails!! Was looking for a special New Years festive drink 🙂 Love your recipes and commentary. Happy New Year!! 

  7. Thanks for doing some virgin drinks! Ours is a dry household all year, so always welcome creative drink ideas that don’t involve alcohol! Would love to see you explore some shrubs as well! 

  8. Thank you so much for sharing low calorie non alcoholic drinking options. I am a recovering alcoholic and have lost 70 pounds since quitting drinking, thanks to WW and Skinnytaste recipes. Usually non-alcoholic drinking options are full of sugar or another exciting diet soda. (Taking time out from drinking is a great way to lose weight and get better sleep. It does not mean that you like me, shouldn’t drink at all.But you may want to reassess your relationship with alcohol and two weeks is the minimum time for the good effects of non drinking to become apparent.)

  9. Replace Tomato juice with Clamato and you have a Caesar! Add vodka to make it alcoholic. Very popular in Canada 🙂

  10. After this year, the first one will definitely have vodka!
    It is my hope that ‘21 will be a year of good health, peace, and joy for all of us.  C’mon 2021!

  11. Sounds great – a nice variation is wasabi in place of the horseradish if you like a real kick in the AM!

  12. I got so happy when I saw this recipe. I’m doing Dry January too! I love a good Bloody Mary and I can’t wait to try this recipe. Looking forward to your other mocktail recipes.