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Bloody Mary Bar - Have It Your Way

Bloody Mary Bar

Whether it’s a luncheon, a Sunday brunch or a pool party, Bloody Marys are always a popular cocktail of choice.

Contributed by:
Arlene Cummings

When served in the morning with a trademark celery stalk, Blood Marys are often associated with curing hangovers. But there is so much more to this drink. Ask anyone who has ever had a Bloody Mary, and you’ll get 100 different recipes! Some like it hot. Some like it spicy. Some like it mild.

The trick to the perfect Bloody Mary? Set up a Bloody Mary bar and let folks have it their way! Whether your guests want salt, lemon, lime, horseradish or all of the above, a Bloody Mary bar let’s them customize their own drink.

You will want to have some basic ingredients available on your bar and then a few extra-special items so your guests can come up with their own concoction.


  • Tomato juice
  • Vodka
  • Hot sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Horseradish
  • Celery salt
  • Black pepper
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Celery stalks
  • Plenty of ice


  • Steak sauce
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Pickled vegetables, like pearl onions, pickles, olives, mushrooms and carrots
  • Cubed cheese
  • Meat and fish, such as bacon, salami and shrimp

Bloody Mary Bar


The possibilities are endless. You can start with the basic recipe below and then let your imagination run wild!


Bloody Mary Bar



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