Bloody Mary recipe and bar

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Bloody Mary is one of our favorite cocktails, not just because of the nutritional benefits but also because it can be prepared in a million and one ways so you can have different varieties of the same drink every time you make one!

Bloody Mary bar is also a perfect cocktail bar to have at your next party or family get together. Here is the best Bloody Mary recipe and how to build your own Bloody Mary bar.

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Bloody Mary Ingredients

To prepare Bloody Mary you need a Bloody Mary mix. These are the ingredients needed to make your cocktail.

Vodka: For the vodka you can decide to use plain vodka or fruit infused vodka. Grey Goose, Smirnoff, Ketel One are great brands of plain vodka you can use. For fruit and herbal vodka you can use pickle infused or cucumber infused vodka.

Juice: Tomato juice, lemon juice

Other Ingredients: Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, salt, prepared horseradish (optional) and some ice cubes.  Celery, ground black pepper and fresh aromatic herbs for garnishing

Tableware: Highball glasses, cocktail shaker or stirring glass.

How to Setup Bloody Mary Bar

Set up the table or bar cart in a place where guests can easily move around to access the ingredients they need.

Set out glasses, stirring sticks, straws, toothpicks, vodka, ice in a bucket with tongs, the Bloody Mary ingredients and garnishes.

Bloody Mary Bar Garnishes: Here are a few of our favorite garnishes for the perfect bar

Celery stalks, dill pickle spears, cucumber slices, olives, pickled asparagus, chilled shrimp, caper berries, pickled okra, cherry tomatoes, chunks of cheese, pepperoncini, lemon and lime wedges.

Cucumber slices are perfect Bloody Mary garnishes
Cucumber Slices

Seasoning: Here are some of our favorite seasoning.

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Freshly ground black pepper, garlic salt, celery salt, old bay seasoning, garlic powder, smoked paprika, lemon pepper, seasoned salts.

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Bloody Mary Recipe

Bloody Mary served in mason jars

2 ounces vodka

1 cup tomato juice (chilled)

2 cups ice cubes

3/8 teaspoon celery salt

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 tablespoon lime juice

3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish (optional)

Garnishes of your choice

Note: This measurement is for 1 serving. You can adjust the measurements according to the number of servings you want.

How to Serve

1. Moisten the rim of your highball glasses with water.

2. Divide the 3/8 teaspoon celery salt into one-third and two thirds i.e. 1/4 teaspoon and 1/8 teaspoon.

Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon celery salt on a small plate, dip rim of the glasses you moistened into the salt.

3. Fill a cocktail shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add vodka, tomato juice, lemon and lime juice, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, the remaining 1/8 celery salt, ground black pepper and horseradish (optional) to shaker.

4. Cover and shake well.

5. Place the remaining ice in the glass. Strain the cocktail into the prepared glass and garnish as desired.

Tip: If you are setting up a bar, its best to set out all the ingredients and let guests serve themselves.


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