Bloody Mary Bar

A fun way to allow guests to create their own ultimate combination.

By Natalie Bovis

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Bloody Mary with assorted garnishesThe Bloody Mary (or Red Snapper, if made with gin) is the quintessential brunch indulgence. Made with organic (or even homemade!) juice and an organic artisanal vodka or gin, it borders on a healthy meal in a glass. For an extra health and flavor kick, move beyond the traditional celery stalks and sauté some asparagus with a little olive oil and smoked sea salt to slide into the glasses. Making a Bloody Mary bar for a daytime party is a fun way to allow guests to create their own ultimate combination.

—Natalie Bovis, The Liquid Muse

Bloody Mary (Vodka)/Red Snapper (Gin)

1½ ounces of spirit
2 ounces of tomato juice
½ ounce lemon juice
Dash of Worcestershire sauce,
Tabasco sauce, garlic salt, pepper,
or red chile pepper flakes

Garnish bar

Sautéed asparagus
Steamed or grilled shrimp
Bacon-wrapped scallops on a skewer
Steamed okra sliced into rounds
Jicama sticks

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