Garnished Bloody Mary
[1] Surf & Turf Bloody Mary with bacon and shrimp from The Wayfarer in New York City. They call it “Fully Loaded,” with a celery stalk and a cocktail pick with cheese, olive and cocktail onion (photo © The Wayfarer).

Hanako San Bloody Mary
[2] The Hanako San Bloody Mary features an octopus tentacle and a skewer of raw tuna and beet cubes. Here’s the recipe from Bamboo Sushi in Portland (photo © Bamboo Sushi).

Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters
[3] Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters. Depending on how large the oyster, you can top a full-size Bloody Mary Here’s the recipe from Chow.com (photo © Chow).

Philly Cheesesteak Bloody Mary
[4] Threaded on a kabob wire, this Philly Cheesesteak Bloody Mary has grilled steak and veggies. Here’s the recipe from Campbell’s Kitchen.

Chicago Bloody Mary
[5] This Chicago-Style Bloody Mary has basics like a pickle, grape tomato and cocktail onion—then adds a mini sausage link! Here’s the recipe from V8 vegetable juice (photo © V8).


[6] A California Roll Bloody Mary with pickled ginger, cucumber ribbons and a side of green dumplings. Here’s the recipe from Campbell’s Kitchen (photo © Campbell’s).


[7] This Kansas City BBQ Bloody Mary would do us in, garnished with fried onion rings, curly fries, corn on the cob, pickled jalapeno and a spare rib. Here’s the recipe from Campbell’s Kitchen (photo © Campbell’s).

 

January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day, a cocktail invented in Paris in the Roaring 20’s (here’s the history).

For decades, the garnishes included a lemon wedge and a celery stalk.

But in the recent years of creative mixology, bartenders have added garnishes that amount to a bar snack. We’ve included photos of some of them.

Do you want to create a glamorous garnish?

You may not want to fry onion rings, but here’s a list that’s almost all simply slice, dice and skewer.

If the following are too tame for you, check out these outrageous Bloody Mary garnishes.

For a fun crowd, serve Bloody Marys in pitchers and set out a selection of garnishes so people can create their own.
 
 
CHEESE OR TOFU CUBES

  • Blue Cheese
  • Flavored Cheddar (Chipotle, Garlic, Horseradish, Jalapeño)
  • Pepper Jack
  • Fried or Fresh Tofu Cube
  •  
     
    FISH/SEAFOOD

  • Lump Crab
  • Mussel
  • Oyster
  • Shrimp
  •  
     
    FRUIT

  • Lemon or Lime Wedge/Wheel
  • Stuffed Olive
  •  
     
    HERBS

  • Basil Sprig
  • Chives
  • Cilantro Sprig
  • Dill Sprig
  • Edible Flowers
  • Parsley Sprig
  • Rosemary Sprig
  • Thyme Sprig
  •  
    MEAT

  • Bacon
  • Chicken Finger
  • Jerky
  • Pepperoni Or Other Sausage Stick
  • Steak Cube
  •  
     
    PICKLES

  • Chile (Cherry Pepper, Jalapeño)
  • Cocktail Onion
  • Dilly Bean
  • Dill Pickle Spear
  • Garlic Or Mushroom
  • Gherkin
  • Other Pickled Vegetables (Asparagus, Beet, Carrot, Okra, etc.)
  • Pepperoncini
  •  
     
    VEGETABLES

  • Asparagus Spear (Raw/Cooked)
  • Baby Beet
  • Baby Corn
  • Bell Pepper
  • Celery
  • Cherry Or Grape Tomatoes
  • Cucumber Spear
  • Fennel Stalk
  • Grilled Shishito Pepper
  • Heart of Palm
  • Olive
  • Peppadew
  • Radish, Daikon, Jicama
  • Scallion (green onion)
  • Water Chestnut
  • Zucchini Spear
  •  
     
    RIMS

  • Bacon Salt
  • BBQ Rubs
  • Celery Salt
  • Filé Powder
  • Kosher or Coarse Sea Salt
  • Lemon-Pepper Seasoning
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • Seasoned Salt
  •  
     
    MORE BLOODY MARY RECIPES

  • Bloody Mary Drink Bar Or Cart
  • Bloody Mary Ice Pops
  • BLT Bloody Mary
  • Bloody Mary Recipes: Classic & International
  • Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters
  • Classic Variations From Bloody Mariner To Bloody Maria
  • Deconstructed Bloody Mary
  • Green Bloody Mary Recipe
  • Michelada (with beer)
  • Ramos House Bloody Mary With A Crab Claw
  • Surf & Turf Bloody Mary Recipe
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    ONE OF OUR FAVORITE WAYS TO SERVE BLOODY MARYS:

    A BLOODY MARY BAR
     
     
     
     
    WISHING YOU A TASTY NEW YEAR
    THE NIBBLE

     

      


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