Lower Sodium S’chüg Bloody Mary
Fill a tall glass 3/4 with ice
4 oz. low sodium V-8
Juice of 2 freshly squeezed limes (get all of it, use a reamer or– break cells with your fingernails)
Leave 1/2 of 1 squeezed out lime in glass
1/2 teaspoon of red s’chüg* (or to taste)
2 dashes low-sodium Worcestershire sauce (optional)
2 jiggers vodka
“Toss” – i.e., mix by pouring between two glasses
Grind black pepper on top
*S’chüg is a hot pepper paste, it comes in green or red varieties depending on the peppers it is made from. It can be found in the refrigerator section near the hummus in many markets. The red paste has about 80 grams of sodium in a tsp. S’chüg has quite a kick to it; I recommend trying the drink with 1/4 tsp s’chüg to start.
Thanks to my husband for creating this twist on a Bloody Mary. This version is lower in sodium than most; the typical drink incorporates salt and celery salt and uses regular tomato or V-8 juice & Worchestershire. S’chüg replaces horseradish (a very low sodium ingredient) so besides the flavor change from the usual, the sodium content is altered as well, making it even more important to use the low-sodium juice & Worchestershire and to leave out the celery and table salts.
All that being said, ENJOY!