Mastering the Bloody Mary Bar

The Bloody Mary is a classic brunch cocktail and perfect for the holiday entertaining season.  When I host, I love to make my guests feel at home by putting them to work.  No, I don’t mean doing the dishes:) But I may ask them to help themselves to the bar! People love options with a little direction.  A well built Bloody Mary Bar is a beautiful addition to any buffet and gathering and will kick the day off with a hop in your step. Here are some of the things we love to include:

  • A great mix and a delicious vodka
  • Roasted jumbo shrimp
  • Oysters on the half shell
  • Mini cheeseburger sliders
  • Cured meats (salami, prosciutto, sausage)
  • Crispy bacon strips
  • Large cubes of cheddar
  • Slim Jims
  • Pickles
  • Olives
  • Deviled eggs
  • Pickled aparagus
  • Crispy chicken wings
  • Classics like celery, lemon, lime, cucumber and cherry tomatoes

More is more! Just like the kids love to build and decorate a gingerbread house, the “big kids” will love the fun of assembling this festive libation. Cheers!