If you’re like us, you want a delicious, fancy drink with minimal effort. Bloody Mary bars are perfect for mid-morning tailgates – they’re interactive, fun, and delicious. Here’s how to make the ultimate one!
What do I need?
- Tomato juice (or Clamato if you’re making a Caesar)
- Lemon juice
- Salt & Pepper
- Garnishes: bacon, lemon wedges, celery stalks, pickles spears, olives, cheese squares, lime wedges, pickled beans, okra, Old Bay seasoning – the possibilities are endless but you should offer some combination of these garnishes.
Everyone likes their Bloody Mary a little differently. Putting these items in a well-organized, easy-to-grab station makes a Bloody Mary bar not only tasty but smart and fun.
- Mason Jars (1 for every garnish that doesn’t come in a jar)
- Large Toothpicks
- Chalk board
Some tailgaters may not be a Bloody Mary connoisseur such as yourself. Make it easy for them and write instructions. These can be simple:
- Choose glass
- Pour vodka
- Garnish inside
- Pour juice
- Garnish top
I Brought All This to the Tailgate. Now what?
Before the tailgate, place items into the mason jars. Ideally, you want all of these items to fit in 1 easy-to-carry container. Unload your items onto a table. You can get as cute or basic as you want, but at least place them in order from left to right: cups, liquor, juice, garnish. Set up your instructions and see who makes the best Bloody Mary!