How Many Syns In A Bloody Mary? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
15 May, 2022

Are Blood Mary's High In Syns On Slimming World? Can I Drink Them?

If you're craving a Bloody Mary cocktail on the slimming world plan, there's no reason as to why you can't enjoy one as long as you're tracking the syns in your drink.

On average, Bloody Mary cocktails have 7.5 syns for a 190 ml serving, making them fairly high in syns, but low in comparison to other cocktails. These should be consumed in moderation to avoid going over your syn allowance. 

How Many Syns In A Bloody Mary?

We've put together a short guide below which will take you through how many Bloody Marys you can have on the slimming world plan, some syn values of other cocktails, tips for choosing healthier cocktails and an SW friendly bloody mary cocktail recipe.

How Many Bloody Mary Cocktails Can I Have On The Slimming World?

At 7.5 syns for an average serving, you could drink up to two Bloody Mary cocktails before using up your daily slimming world syn allowance.

Bloody marys are typically low in calories, having around 150 calories for a glass, this is because they are mainly made out of vodka, chilli and tomato juice, the only thing you have to watch in Bloody Mary's are the sodium and sugar content.

We would suggest opting for the small version of Bloody Mary's when possible to help you save syns, avoid getting to your tipping point when drinking alcohol, which is around 9.3 units for a person, this can lead to unhealthy food choices.

Syn Values Of Cocktails On Slimming World

Bloody Marys are one of the healthiest and lowest syn cocktails out there in comparison to other cocktails, we've listed some syn values to help you out below.

  • Espresso Martini - 11.5 syns.
  • Whisky sours - 8 syns.
  • Negroni - 10 syns.
  • Pina Colada - 12 syns.
  • Martini - 6 syns.
  • Strawberry Daiquiri - 12 syns.
  • Aperol Spritz - 8 syns.
  • Margarita - 10 syns.
How Many Syns In A Bloody Mary?

Tips For Choosing & Making Healthy Cocktails

Cocktails can be full of empty calories if you are not careful due to the add-ins and mixes, contributing to extra calories and sugar.

We've listed some tips for choosing and making healthier cocktails on the slimming world plan below.

  • Choose light alcohol - Light alcohol spirits like Gin and Vodka tend to be the better base for cocktails than dark spirits in terms of hangovers and syns.
  • Go for club soda - Choose club soda over full-sugar sodas and other sugary mixers.
  • Try sweeteners - Avoid syrup in your cocktails when possible, instead opt for sweeteners to get more taste.
  • Choose fruit juice - Rather than packing your cocktails full of sugar, it might be better to choose fruit juice, this is a more natural way to bring a sweet taste into your cocktails.
  • Experiment with herbs - Herbs are syn free and a great way to add flavour to your cocktails.
  • Go fat free - If making cocktails with milk or cream, opt for fat free options to help keep your drink lighter.
  • Avoid creamy cocktails - When choosing cocktails off the menu, avoid creamy fancy options, these are often packed with fat, calories and sugar.
  • Choose wine - One glass of wine is typically only between 3-5 syns, much lower than most cocktails syns, try switching it up next time you go out!

Slimming World Friendly Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe

If you are feeling like a cocktail, but don't feel like spending too many syns, we've got you covered with a slimming world friendly bloody mary recipe below.


  • Three spoons of vodka.
  • A drop of lemon juice.
  • Two drops of hot sauce.
  • Pinch of salt.
  • Two drops of Worcestershire sauce.
  • Pepper.
  • Six ounces of tomato juice.


  1. Mix your tomato juice, vodka, and lemon juice then add ice cubes and garnish with some lemon wedges and celery.
How Many Syns In A Bloody Mary?

Should I Drink A Blood Mary On Slimming World?

To conclude, there's nothing wrong with having a Bloody Mary occasionally on the slimming world plan it's one of the healthiest cocktails out there thanks to its savoury base, fresh veggies and vodka.

We would recommend having this drink in moderation however, just two glasses could use all of your syn allowances for the day.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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