Bunny Mary:  Alcohol-Free Carrot Bloody Mary

This vibrant and refreshing alcohol-free Carrot Bloody Mary is a unique twist on the classic Virgin Mary mocktail.  Substituting carrot for the traditional tomato juice, gives the drink a lighter and brighter personality.

The natural sweetness of the carrot juice is balanced with the zesty lemon juice and tangy caperberry brine.  The bold and iconic Bloody Mary spice remains front and center: created from the heat of the Tabasco and the savory complexity of the Worcestershire sauce.

Bursting with flavor and packed with nutrients, it’s the perfect savory drink alternative for those times when you just aren’t in the mood for tomatoes!

Serves 1
Preparation time: 5 mins


  • 5 oz. (150 ml) carrot juice
  • ¾ oz. (22.5 ml) freshly squeezed lemon (approx. ½ lemon)
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) caperberry brine
  • 3 dashes of Tabasco sauce
  • 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • Ice

For the garnish:

  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) celery salt
  • Caperberry
  • Lemon slice
  • Sprig of parsley


  • Small plate
  • Jigger or measuring spoons
  • Citrus juicer
  • Shaker
  • Cocktail spoon
  • Highball glass


  1. Start by preparing the glass.
  2. On a small plate, mix the cayenne pepper and celery salt.
  3. Run a wedge of lemon around the rim of the glass.
  4. Dip the outside of the glass into the salt and pepper mixture until you have an even coating around the rim. 
  5. Fill the glass with ice and set aside.
  6. Next, assemble the mocktail.
  7. Into the cocktail shaker, add the carrot juice, lemon juice, caperberry brine, Tabasco sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.
  8. Use a cocktail spoon to mix the ingredients together.
  9. Pour into the pre-prepared glass.
  10. Garnish with a slice of lemon, a caperberry, and a sprig of parsley.

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Alcohol-Free Carrot Bloody Mary FAQ

Is this recipe suitable for vegetarians or vegans?
This recipe is suitable for vegetarians, but not necessarily for vegans.  Worcestershire sauce typically contains anchovies, which are not considered vegan.  If you want to make this recipe vegan-friendly, make sure to use a Worcestershire sauce that is labeled as vegan or use a suitable substitute like tamari or soy sauce that provides a similar umami flavor.

What are caperberries?
Caperberries are the fruit of the caper plant (Capparis spinosa). They are larger and less intense in flavor compared to capers, which are the small flower buds of the same plant. Caperberries are harvested when they reach maturity and are typically pickled or brined before being consumed.

Caperberries have a firm texture and a unique taste that can be described as tangy, briny, and slightly floral. They offer a pleasant combination of acidity and saltiness, making them a popular ingredient in various cuisines. Caperberries are often used as a garnish or added to dishes such as salads, antipasti platters, cocktails, and Mediterranean-inspired recipes.

Can I make this mocktail in advance?
It’s best to prepare this mocktail fresh for the best taste and presentation.  However, you can prepare the cayenne and celery salt-rimmed glass in advance and keep it chilled until you’re ready to mix and pour the drink.  

Are there any alternative garnishes I can use?
Yes, you can get creative with your garnishes.  While the recipe suggests garnishing with a slice of lemon, a caperberry, and a sprig of parsley, feel free to use other herbs, fruits, vegetables, pickles or olives to give the drink maximum visual impact.

Can I substitute the caperberries in this recipe?
Yes.  If you don’t have access to caperberries, you can substitute the caperberry brine and caperberry garnish with other pickled items such as olives, cornichons, pickles or capers.  

Can I serve this mocktail with food?
Yes, this mocktail pairs well with a variety of food options.  Its savory and tangy profile complements brunch dishes, appetizers, or even light lunch options.  Consider serving it alongside dishes like avocado toast, vegetable skewers, or a fresh salad for a delicious flavor combination.

Do you need a cocktail shaker to make this mocktail?
No.  Instead of a cocktail shaker, you can use another glass or measuring jug to combine the ingredients before pouring into the rimmed and iced glass.  You could mix all the ingredients directly into the presentation glass too, but you’d risk damaging the decorated rim.

Can I adjust the sweetness of the mocktail?
The sweetness of the mocktail mainly comes from the carrot juice.  If you prefer a sweeter taste, you can add a touch of honey, or a splash of apple juice.  Start with a small amount, taste, and adjust accordingly.

Are there any health benefits associated with this mocktail?
Carrot juice is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, which can contribute to overall health and well-being. It’s a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium. However, keep in mind that individual nutritional needs may vary, and it’s always a good idea to consult a healthcare professional regarding specific dietary requirements or concerns.

Can I make this mocktail spicy without using hot sauces?
If you prefer a spicy kick without hot sauces, you can experiment with alternative spices and seasonings. Consider adding a pinch of paprika, a dash of horseradish, or a sprinkle of chili powder to achieve the desired level of spiciness.

Is there a non-spicy version of this mocktail?
If you prefer a milder version, you can reduce or omit the cayenne pepper and Tabasco sauce.  

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