The Bloody Mary is a vodka-soaked nutritional breakfast and hangover cure all in one. What else could you ask for? This idea for the Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar came after a 5k where we celebrated at Whistle Binkies on the Lake with their build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. I admit, I'd never made mine own before but I must have missed my bartender calling because it was delicious! My neighbor and I decided what better way to celebrate the Good Neighbor Days Parade in Byron where we always have a neighborhood gathering than with a Bloody Mary bar!

I went to Facebook to ask you your favorite ingredients (and a little bit of Pinterest too). Here are the MUST-HAVE ingredients we came up with for the Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar.

The Base

  • Vodka, obviously but you can even make it more flavorful with Bacon-Infused Vodka!
  • Zing Zang Blody Mary Mix
  • Daily's Thick and Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

The Flavor

  • Pickle juice
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Celery salt
  • Orange Juice (a splash on top)

The Toppings

  • Beef jerky
  • Bacon
  • Pickles
  • Cheese
  • Celery
  • Meat Stick
  • Olives
  • Pearl Onions
  • Pickled green beans
  • Pickled okra
  • Green Olives
  • Salami, mozzarella ball & olive skewer
  • Lemons and limes sliced

It's safe to say we accomplished what we came to do!