Setting up a Bloody Mary Bar at home is a great way to let guests feel at home by serving themselves while having a lot of fun creating their own cocktails.
To create the ultimate Blood Mary Bar you’ll want to start with a great Bloody Mary Mix. Then lay out lots of fun choices for your guests to create their ultimate cocktail. Some suggestions for serving ideas include:
- Different size drinking glasses
- One or two brands of vodka and club soda for making virgin versions
- Different flavors of salts for rimming glasses
Typical glassware for a Bloody Mary is a highball glass. Putting out glasses of different sizes will add to the whimsical feeling of the bar and will give your guests who only want a small amount the proper size glass. Choose from highball glasses, rocks glasses, poco grande, wine glasses or even varying sizes of mason jars.
Vodka is the spirit of choice for this cocktail. I recommend buying a nice vodka like Tito’s or Boyd and Blair. Other good choices would be a flavored vodka. Some suggested flavors are smoked vodka, black pepper vodka, basil vodka, or dill pickle vodka. Add a bottle of club soda to the bar for guests who prefer virgin drinks.