How to Build a Bloody Mary Bar

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How to Build a Bloody Mary Bar

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Three glasses filled with bloody marys and topped with crab claws, mini burgers, hot peppers, olives, and bacon

Things To Grab

  • Large pitcher
  • Ice
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Glasses
  • Measuring utensils such as measuring spoons, shot glasses, and measuring cups
  • Desired spices
  • Desired toppings

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    1. Make your mix ahead of time, leaving out the liqueur, and store it in a large pitcher until your ready for service. Having premade mix will allow your guests more time to make their custom creations.

    2. Kick up your Bloodys with favored spirits such as chili pepper, cucumber, and even homemade bacon vodka or tequilla. 

    3. Add the extras. Stock your bar with plenty of ice, cocktail shakers, measuring spoons, shot glasses, and measuring cups-everything your guests will need to create their cocktail masterpiece.

    4. It's all about the small details. Set up a small station filled with different spices or even blends for people to rim their glasses with. Think chili powder, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, dried chopped jalapeno flakes, cajun seasoning, barbecue rub.

    5. Prepare bowls filled with premade items such as olives, pickle skewers, celery stalks, lemon wedges, lime wedges, or halved cherry tomatoes. Make sure to have wooden skewers or toothpicks available for your guests to add them to their drinks.

    6. Go over the top and prepare specialty toppings that will add a wow-factor to your bar. A great Bloody Mary bar is packed mouth-watering toppings like precooked crab, lobster, shrimp, sliders, bacon, roasted peppers, etc.