Bloody Mary Bar

Bloody Mary Bar

Having a Bloody Mary Bar spread is essential to Christmas gatherings in my home. I’ve imported  this set-up from my experiences growing up in Alabama; a Bloody Mary bar is – plain and simple – classic Southern hospitality. Spicy Cheddar Cheese Straws are the expecting nosh in these operations. Spicy nuts and cheese are also encouraged.

I like the idea as it’s low-maintenance; guests can make their own drink according to their palates; Virgin (non-alcoholic) Marys encouraged.  My daughters recent touch was stuffing large pitted olives with creamy gorgonzola, which insures the best Bloody Mary on the planet.

Recipe: Bloody Mary Bar

Ingredients

  • Bloody Mary Base, such as Tomato Juice, V8, Clamato of any combination of the three
  • Horseradish
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Hot Sauce (your preferred; I enjoy classic Tabasco)
  • Celery Sticks
  • Olives (Hand-stuffed Gorgonzola are a favorite)
  • Limes & lemons
  • Bucket of Ice, glasses, swizzle sticks, shot glass and cocktail napkins

Instructions

  1. You may make the base yourself, or let your guests make their own.
  2. Arrange horseradish, worcestershire, hot sauce, celery, olives, limes and lemons, ice, glasses, swizzle sticks, shot glass and napkins about the bar.

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