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
- Hot sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
- Celery salt
- Black pepper
- 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
The possibilities are endless. You can start with the basic recipe below and then let your imagination run wild!