How to Make a Bloody Mary Bar

By grace.g.yang ยท May 2, 2016
Under: American,Brunch,Cheap Eats,Drinks,Gramercy,My Life,Recipes,Snacks,steak,Things to do in NYC

We hosted a brunch for some friends a few months back and I wanted to do a DIY bar of some kind. Ken and I threw around some ideas (Build your own yogurt parfait, Mimosa Bar with a bunch of different types of juices, bagel bar with cream cheeses, lox, capers, etc) and we finally decided to do the bloody mary bar because it looked colorful and fun. The bloody mary bar turned out really well – here’s what it looked like:

Hosting a brunch

Some required items: vodka, tomato juice, horseradish, lemons, limes, hot sauce (we bought Tabasco and Frank’s), pickles, straws (I bought some super cute metal straws on etsy before the brunch), Worchestershire sauce, ice, and hot peppers! If you buy items like pickles, olives, and peppers, I’d also recommend buying some cute toothpicks to put everything together.

We also purchased some clamato juice (which ended up not being very popular), celery salt (also not popular), and some black pepper vodka. The black pepper added a little more of a kick to the bloody mary – definitely recommended!

We also served a yogurt parfait, steak and eggs, and croissants. Ken cutting up some of the steaks:

Hosting a brunch

For table settings, I made more granola (EarlyBird, recipe here) and then bought some cute gingham fabric and twine to tie around the granola containers (by the way – do you recognize the containers? I collected all of my Nounos yogurt containers, cleaned them, and then used them for the granola!):

Hosting a brunch

We had such a fun brunch and really enjoyed everyone’s company. Can’t wait to do it again in the summertime!!

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