With all the fixings and toppings, your guests will feel like they’re feasting while sipping, and well, they kind of will be especially with the addition of grilled cheese triangles to the plethora of skewered toppings. So whether you like it spicy or tangy, strong or chill, a great Bloody Mary bar has a little something for everyone! Ready to get yours set up?
Below is a recipe for a classic Bloody Mary. I like to add lots of extras and set out all kinds of things for each guest to really personalize their own.
Basic Bloody Mary Recipe
• 2 oz vodka
• 6 oz tomato juice or Bloody Mary mix
• Black pepper
• Worcestershire sauce
• Celery salt
• Hot sauce (optional)
• Lemon wedge
Instructions: Run a lemon wedge over the rim of your highball glass and dip into some flavored salt, like one of the Golden Door Salts, so good! Fill the glass with ice. Pour in vodka and tomato juice. Add a small pinch of your favorite salt, then a big dash of Worcestershire sauce. Next add the horseradish, black pepper, and hot sauce to taste. Squeeze in the juice of one large lemon wedge, then stir.
And now the fun begins!! Have you ever heard of a crazy shake? Well, I think a crazy Bloody Mary is the best way to go. Plus this drink always looks so good in a glass!
Add a Salad to Your Bloody Mary
•Kosher pickle spears
•Gherkins (mini sweet pickles)
•Pimento or cheese stuffed green olives
•Pepperocinis, peppadews or other peppers
•Marinated artichoke hearts
•Marinated pearl onions
Top Your Bloody Mary With a Bit of Protein
•Beef jerky or pepperoni sticks
•Grilled cheese triangles
Give Your Bloody Mary a Little Zest
•Old Bay seasoning
•Seasoned Golden Door salts
•Freshly ground black pepper
•Frank’s Red Hot sauce
Have plenty of ice on hand. Bloody Mary’s are best when refreshingly cold so top glasses to the rim and serve!