Apr
03

Bloody Mary Bar: A Brunch Idea that’s Sure to Please a Crowd

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Sunday mornings in Sacramento signify two things: the amazing farmers’ market on X Street and the weekly midtown pilgrimage to brunch. Many of my friends (myself included) enjoy this weekly gathering with friends to catch up on the week’s happenings, relax, and of course, enjoy a delicious Bloody Mary. Fortunately, Sacramento has some delicious Bloodies to offer. See previous SacFoodies reviews.
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I’ve become so inspired by Sacramento’s delicious Bloody Mary scene that I’ve been experimenting at home and have discovered that it’s really easy and fun to make my own concoctions. There’s something extra delicious about a beverage you’ve made for yourself, and of course, everything tastes better while wearing your pajamas at home.

Wanting to share my love of the Bloody Mary and the novelty of an at-home brunch, I recently hosted a big brunch at home for nine of my friends. I made some tasty brunch dishes, but the main star of this morning party was a custom Bloody Mary Bar!

I’ll tell you how I did it:

First, I created some custom Bloody Mary recipes and wrote them on note cards:

The Classic:
• 1 lemon wedge, squeezed
• 1 dash olive juice
• 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
• 2 dashes hot sauce
• 1 pinch garlic salt
• 1 pinch celery salt
• 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
• 2 grinds fresh ground black pepper
• 2 oz vodka
• 3 oz vegetable juice
• Garnish with: lemon slice, olive, celery, pickled green bean

The Euro:
• 1 lemon wedge, squeezed
• ½ teaspoon fresh parsley, minced
• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
• 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
• 1 pinch garlic salt
• 2 grinds fresh ground black pepper
• 2 oz vodka
• 3 oz vegetable juice
• Garnish with: lemon slice, olive, celery, cherry tomato

The Cajun:
• 1 lemon wedge, squeezed
• 1 dash olive juice
• 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
• 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
• 1 pinch garlic salt
• 1 pinch creole seasoning
• 2 oz vodka
• 3 oz vegetable juice
• Garnish with: lemon slice, olive, celery, pickled okra

Rimming Salt:  (I used this on all drink versions)
Combine the following ingredients to suit your taste:
• Celery salt
• Garlic salt
• Cayenne pepper
• Freshly ground black pepper
• Chili powder

Next, I simply laid out all the ingredients and recipes on my counter with corresponding labels for each. Set out the juice, vodka, straws and skewers for the garnishes, and let my friends go to town!
Next time you’re looking to liven up your typical weekend brunch, set up a Bloody Mary bar and have some fun at home with friends.  It might just become your new Sunday morning tradition!

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