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One of my favorite things to host during the holiday season is brunch! And, for those who enjoy a great brunch cocktail, a Bloody Mary bar is a must. Today, we are sharing some tips for setting up the perfect Bloody Mary bar featuring our go-to Mr & Mrs T® Original Bloody Mary Mix, plus some of our favorite garnish combinations. You can find everything you need to replicate our set-up at your local Walmart.
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How to Set up a Bloody Mary Bar
There a few key items needed to set up the perfect Bloody Mary Bar: your choice of vodka, Mr & Mrs T® Bloody Mary Mixes, selection of garnishes, wooden skewers for garnishes, ice and glassware. Choose a variety of serving pieces for each of your garnishes, mixing and matching as needed. We always choose to go with Mr & Mrs T® Bloody Mary Mixes because it has a “made from scratch” taste that everyone can enjoy!
Some garnishes to consider including in your bar set-up are
- Cubed Cheese
- Celery Stalks
- Asparagus Stalks
- Sliced Carrots
- Cocktail Shrimp
- Pickle Spears
- Bacon Slices
- Beef Jerky
- Pepperoni Sticks
- Deviled Eggs
- Pickled Vegetables
- Salt & Pepper
- Assortment of Salts for Glass Rims
In addition to encouraging your guests to creatively mix and match toppings, offer up some inspiration with printable garnish menu cards and some fun ideas.
3 Unique Bloody Mary Garnishes
The sky is the limit when it comes to creating garnishes for this classic cocktail. While some keep it classic with simple garnishes, others like to go over the top with creative garnish ideas. Today, we are sharing three of our favorite Bloody Mary garnish ideas, complete with a FREE printable menu card set at the end of this post to incorporate into your next brunch creation. Keep scrolling for more ideas, inspiration, and those printables.
1. The Sea Farer
Make a splash with this seafood inspired garnish. Simply thread shrimp cocktail and cornichons onto a skewer to garnish your Bloody Mary, made with Mr & Mrs T® Bold & Spicy Bloody Mary Mix for a little kick!
2. Out to Brunch
Have a little fun on your brunch menu with this garnish, featuring deviled eggs on a skewer and thick cut bacon slices as a garnish. For a bit of tang, add a slice of fresh lemon to the side of the glass.
3. The Traditionalist
No Bloody Mary Bar would be complete without the traditional garnish of celery stalks. Add a twist to this classic garnish with a choice of rimmed salts; celery salt, paprika and lemon pepper.
We hope these garnish ideas inspire you to get creative with your next Bloody Mary Bar!!
Head to your local Walmart’s mixer aisle today to conveniently pick up your favorite Mr & Mrs T® Bloody Mary Mix flavors, along with your selection of garnishes. You can count on Walmart’s Everyday Low Prices when shopping for all of your Holiday hosting essentials!
Follow our simple setup instructions for a Bloody Mar bar that will wow your guests. And, don’t forget to download your FREE Bloody Mary bar garnish menu cards below to help your guests create cocktail masterpieces!