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A recent bride and groom celebrated with friends and guests the morning after their destination wedding with a brunch reception that included an array of “small bites” with a guest favorite of mini BLT sandwiches, but the highlight of the party was couple’s creatively designed and planned bloody mary bar.

The bar included both the typical and more familiar ingredients commonly used to make a bloody mary but they spiced it up a notch with the addition of items like infused vodkas and garnish favorites like crispy bacon and bacon salt. Guests were able to make their own creations or were assisted by two bartenders. The bloody mary bar concoctions generated excitement and guest interaction with guests sharing their personal recipes.

The bride shared with me that it takes a minimal amount of prep work with the selected items organized and displayed creatively. The only thing she’d do differently next time would be to include even more infused-vodkas including a bacon-infused vodka which are very popular now.

Here’s all the brunch selections used but choose as many or all the ingredients needed to spice up your party with a Bloody Mary bar:


Old Bay Seasoning

Kosher Salt


Bloody Mary Seasoning

Celery Salt

Jerk Seasoning

Steak Seasoning

Bacon Salt

Jerk Sauce

BBQ Sauce (two choices)

Hot Sauces (five choices)

A1 Steak Sauce (two choices)

Fresh garnishes spiced up this Bloody Mary bar. Photography courtesy of Verna Pitts Photography, www.vernapittsphotography.com


Clam Juice


Banana Peppers


Pickled Green Beans/Veggies




Photography courtesy of Verna Pitts Photography, www.vernapittsphotography.com

Limes and Lemons

Cherry Tomatoes



Boiled or Grilled Shrimp

Beef Sticks and Jerky

Crispy Bacon


Cheese Curds

Guests make their own Bloody Mary creations at this brunch. Photography courtesy of Verna Pitts Photography, www.vernapittsphotography.com

Orange Juice

Stuffed Olives (a variety)

Spirits SKYY Vodka

SKYY Citrus Vodka

SKYY Ginger VodkaRain Cucumber Lime

Grey Goose

Grey Goose La Poire

Cabo Wabo Tequila


Finest Call Bloody Mary Mix – Extra Spicy, Zesty, Loaded and Premium and/or Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix



Photography courtesy of Verna Pitts Photography, www.vernapittsphotography.com.

Tags: Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary Bar

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2 Responses to “Spice up a Party with a Bloody Mary Bar”

  1. Liz says:

    Oh, yeah! Who could resist a bloody Mary with all those yummy options! Great idea~

  2. Cindy @cindykrenek says:

    This sounds DELICIOUS!

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With a Southern Twist is all about good living in today's South. A true Southerner, the author's passions include food, home design, travel, restaurants, shopping, and entertaining. It is a fun blog about one of her most beloved regions of the country, shared through personal experiences.