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Bloody Mary Bar

Mon, September 16, 2019

Brunch wouldn’t be complete without the fan-favorite Bloody Mary Bar. Especially during the fall! A delicious Bloody Mary is a game day staple at all of our tailgates.

Every Bloody Mary starts with a salt rim. With ours, we like to add an extra kick and add paprika and ground pepper to kosher salt. Present this rim seasoning on the Cobble Woven Salad Plate for easy serving.

For those who want the easy way out, we will let you in on our little secret. We love the convenience, and of course, the taste of the pre-made Ordinary Mary mix from the family-run Stone Hollow Farmstead. This Alabama treasure is a tasty and fresh take on your classic Bloody Mary mix, featuring Alabama red tomatoes, fresh garlic, and horseradish. We just love this awesome brand and lucky for us, they have a variety of Bloody Mary mixes available for purchase at the Stone Hollow Farmstead’s FarmStand in Birmingham, Alabama and on their website, as well as in our Flagship Stores {located in Tallahassee, Tampa, and Atlanta}.

Stir the Worcestershire sauce, vodka, and Ordinary Mary mix. If you want more heat, add hot sauce. Then serve it in style with our Deco Pedestal Pitcher.

Last but not least, it’s time for the garnishes! A Bloody Mary Bar allows everyone to personalize their drinks. Store garnishes in small bowls and appetizer bowls for easy pickings. Pictured in this post: Cobble Small Dot Ruffle Small Bowl, Spot On Ruffle Bowl,  Emerald Series Stripe Ruffle Appetizer Bowl, and Cobble Woven Mod Small Bowl.

Have toothpicks handy to select toppings and add them to your drink. Here are some of our tried-and-true favorites:

Veggie garnishes: 

  • Celery 
  • Lemons
  • Limes 
  • Carrots
  • Olives 
  • Cornichons 
  • Pepperoncinis
  • Onions 
  • Large caper berries
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • Pickled okra


Protein-rich garnishes: 

  • Bacon 
  • Sliders 
  • Oysters
  • Cooked Shrimp
  • Hard-boiled eggs 
  • Steak bits 
  • Beef jerky or pepperoni sticks

This Bloody Mary Bar is our must-have when hosting college game day tailgates at home.Complete the look by adding a collegiate ornament hung on an ornament stand to show your team pride. Pictured below: Auburn University Glass Ornament - State and White Ornament Stand.

For more tailgate inspiration check out our Favorite Tailgate Recipes blog post for the Coton Colors Crew easy go-to game day dishes.

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