How to Make a Killer Bloody Mary Bar

There is a local bar in Seattle called “Sam’s Tavern“, whose claim to fame are massive bloody Mary’s served with breakfast sandwiches and sliders on top. For a big Seahawks game this year my girlfriend and I desperately wanted to get out and enjoy a bloody there, but quite tragically found out they are not family friendly (not throwing shade guys, I get it).

Since we couldn’t enjoy one there, we decided to create some of our own over the top bloodies at home! We did a full on Bloody Mary bar, which included a variety of hot sauces, pickled veggies, and meats to garnish with. To top it off, we made chicken wings and sliders to skewer on, and they were amazing!!!

The trick to making a really good Bloody Mary bar is lots of variety. You want different types of bloody mix, different things that serve as stirring sticks (bacon strips, celery stalks), and different things to garnish.


Our custom spicy Bloody Mary’s! Topped with cherry tomatoes, bacon, sliders, chicken wings, pickles and jalapeños! They were so much fun.


Here is what we had on-hand:

  • Traditional Bloody Mary Mix
  • Spicy Bloody Mary Mix
  • Clamato Juice
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Tabasco Sauce
  • Stuffed Olives
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Mini Pickles
  • Pickled Vegetables
  • Pickled Jalapeños
  • Cooked Bacon Strips
  • Cooked Chicken Wings
  • Cheeseburger Sliders
  • Wooden Kabob Skewers (for the wings/sliders/etc.)

Bonus item we had are those chalkboard glasses! I got those from Pier 1 years ago and absolutely love them for when I have company. We have a set of stemless chalk note glasses from them too. Pier 1 Chalk Note Tumblers

If you are having company for a sporting event I totally recommend adding a bloody bar to your lineup. It was so easy to shop for the items and put together, and we had so much fun with it! Thanks Sam’s Tavern for the idea 🙂


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