33 Next-Level Tips For A Bloody Mary Bar

Because New Year’s Day requires all of the pickled things, all of the hot sauces, and all of the meat straws.

1. Provide instructions.

Great Bloody Mary bar ideas here.

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2. Make Sriracha salt for the rim.

Here’s how.

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3. Make your own pepper-infused vodka.

Recipe here.

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5. Use meat straws.

Get them here.

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6. Choose Old Bay-flavored pickles instead of plain old dill.


Get them here.

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7. Add oysters.

Recipe here.

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8. Use pickled watermelon cucumbers.


Get them here.

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9. Make Bloody Mary shots.

Recipe here.

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10. Make these adorable cucumber swirl garnishes.

Make long cucumber ribbons sing a super sharp knife or a mandoline. Trim them down if they’re too long or too wide, then wrap each ribbon around an olive and skewer with a toothpick.

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11. Freeze everything into a popsicle.

Recipe here.

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12. Serve them as mini shrimp cocktail shooters.

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13. Make fancy cheese-and-basil skewers.

Or, use mozzarella cheese and you have drinkable caprese! Recipe here.

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14. Go sweet and spicy with candied jalapenos.

Really, really good in a bloody mary OR a margarita. Get them here.

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15. Put a piece of bacon in it.

Recipe here.

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16. Make your own Worcestershire sauce.

Recipe here.

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17. Garnish with smoked paprika-flavored pickled okra.


Get them here.

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18. Use Clamato instead of tomato juice.

Find it here.

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19. Make sure you have ALL of the hot sauces.

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20. Garnish with bacon-wrapped asparagus.

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21. Mix in some some roasted strawberry puree.

Recipe here.

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22. Round things out with a hardboiled egg.

If you want to take things a step further, you can pickle your hardboiled eggs. Learn how here.

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23. Pre-squeeze lemon and lime juice and set it out in small pitchers or squeeze bottles.

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24. Make them green with tomatillos.

Recipe here.

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25. Use as much Old Bay as possible.

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26. Add a smoked chubb garnish.

Not for the faint of heart.

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27. Break out your blender for frozen Bloody Marys.

Recipe here.

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28. Make it with aquavit and garnish with dill.

Recipe here.

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29. Serve it as an aspic.

Spoons required. Recipe here.

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30. Try a beef jerky garnish.

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31. Use freshly grated horseradish.


It has much more of a kick than the pre-grated, jarred kind.

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32. Add habanero-stuffed olives.

Would go really well with the aforementioned Sriracha salt. Get them here.

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33. Set out beer and tequila for Mexican Micheladas.

Recipe here.

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