(Hint: Start with the Perfect Bloody Mary Mix)
Brunch and Bloody Marys go together like…well, brunch and Bloody Marys.
But if you want to host some folks for brunch, and don’t want to spend the whole time making cocktails, why not set up a Bloody Maria bar? Here’s what you need to do:
1. Pick the mix.
Unless you want people to spend hours at your bar, start with a good Bloody Mary mix as your base. We’re biased of course, but we think Tres Agaves Bloody Mary mix has the perfect balance of spice and citrus.
2. Set out the booze.
Pick your favorite vodka(s) and, of course, put the Tres Agaves Blanco out so that people can make Bloody Marias. To keep it healthy pick and organic vodka such as Philips or Rain (Tres Agaves is already organic).
3. Bring the heat.
Everyone has a personal spice level. Some are good with mild, but others see it as a personal challenge. So lay out everything from Frank’s Red Hot or Cholula to CaJohn’s Lethal Ingestion, made with ghost peppers. Don’t forget the Worcestershire sauce, and why not try a few citrus focused bitters?
4.The Salt Station.
Add a layer of flavor by giving people different rimming options. Coarse sea salt is always good, as is celery salt, but why not try Taijin for extra spice, or black salt for a whole other level of flavor? We’ve even seen crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos used!
5. Garnish time.
This is where you can allow guests to truly customize their Bloody Mary. Think beyond the celery and provide olives, pepperoncini, peppers, and pickles.
There you have it – all the ingredients necessary to put together an an amazing brunch Bloody Mary bar. Now that you’ve done the hard work of selecting the Bloody Mary mix, the vodka (or Tequila!), and the accoutrements. All that’s left to do is to make your own Bloody Mary, or Bloody Maria, and enjoy. Salud!