Multi-Garnish Bloody Mary
[1] A Bloody Mary with three Mexican restaurant garnishes (photo © J-Remy | Blue Moon Café).

Hanako San Bloody Mary
[2] Japanese accents: ingredients in the mix, an octopus tentacle and a skewer of raw tuna and beet cubes. Here’s the recipe (photo © Bamboo Sushi | Portland, Oregon).

Garnished Bloody Mary
[3] The Wayfarer in New York City calls this its Fully Loaded Bloody Mary, but we think of it as “Surf And Turf.” Here’s the recipe (photo © The Wayfarer | NYC).

Philly Cheesesteak Bloody Mary
[4] It’s called a Philly Cheesesteak Mary with grilled garnishes, but there’s no cheese cube because it would melt over the grill. Here’s the recipe from Campbell’s Kitchen. You can adjust the recipe with pearl onions, add cheese cubs when the skewer comes off the grill, or use halloumi cheese, which doesn’t melt. You can find the circular kabob skewers on Amazon.


You may have seen online photos of Bloody Mary’s so extensively garnished, that you wonder how anyone can get through the garnishes to enjoy the drink.

While this one is not quite so packed, it is fun. We like that an entire celery stalk more than doubles the height of the glass.

At the most basic level, anyone can use a 14″ stalk of celery to make an impression.

But Blue Moon Mexican Café, in Englewood and Wycoff, New Jersey, adds much more.

The restaurant has introduced a new Sunday brunch menu with different Bloody Mary garnishes.

We don’t know the recipe, but we do know the garnishes (see our Chipotle Maria Recipe below).

Here, the garnishes from Blue Moon Café (photo #1):

  • Mini empanada
  • Marinated jalapeño
  • Mini quesadilla
    Visitors to the restaurant can order a 68-ounce pitcher of Bloody Marys, served with fixings that include:

  • Beef jerky
  • Blue cheese-stuffed olives
  • Celery stalks
  • Cocktail onions
  • Gherkins
  • Marinated jalapeño
    Plus, the familiar wedges of lemon and lime.

    An upgrade at the restaurant includes a tray of bacon, plantains, mini cheese quesadillas and shrimp.

    But these additions are tame, when you look at these 10 outrageous Bloody Mary garnishes.

    What’s on your Bloody Mary?

    Here are some recipes we’ve published previously:

  • All-In-One Bloody Mary & Shrimp Cocktail
  • Bloody Mary With Oyster Shooters
  • Eleven Bloody Mary Garnishes
  • Green Bloody Mary (with tomatillos and pickled vegetables)
  • Japanese Bloody Mary With Octopus (photo #2)
  • Mutant Mary For Halloween (with olive eyeballs)
  • New Bloody Mary Garnishes
  • Surf & Turf Bloody Mary (photo #3)

    You can use the conventional vodka, or substitute tequila.

    Ingredients Per Drink

  • 1-1/2 ounces tequila
  • 3 ounces top-quality tomato juice
  • 1 squeeze lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-3 drops Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce
  • Garnishes: celery, cornichons, cocktail onions, blue cheese

    1. SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    2. GARNISH with celery and skewered cornichons, cocktail onions and a cube of blue cheese.



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