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33 Next-Level Tips For A Bloody Mary Bar

Because New Year's Day requires all of the pickled things, all of the hot sauces, and all of the meat straws.

1. Provide instructions.

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Great Bloody Mary bar ideas here.

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2. Make Sriracha salt for the rim.

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3. Make your own pepper-infused vodka.

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4. Make cucumber-basil and tomato-chili ice cubes.

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Recipes here and here.

5. Use meat straws.

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Get them here.

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6. Choose Old Bay-flavored pickles instead of plain old dill.

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7. Add oysters.

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Recipe here.

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8. Use pickled watermelon cucumbers.

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9. Make Bloody Mary shots.

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Recipe here.

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10. Make these adorable cucumber swirl garnishes.

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Make long cucumber ribbons sing a super sharp knife or a mandoline. Trim them down if they're too long or too wide, then wrap each ribbon around an olive and skewer with a toothpick.

11. Freeze everything into a popsicle.

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Recipe here.

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12. Serve them as mini shrimp cocktail shooters.

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13. Make fancy cheese-and-basil skewers.

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Or, use mozzarella cheese and you have drinkable caprese! Recipe here.

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14. Go sweet and spicy with candied jalapenos.

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Really, really good in a bloody mary OR a margarita. Get them here.

15. Put a piece of bacon in it.

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Recipe here.

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16. Make your own Worcestershire sauce.

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Recipe here.

17. Garnish with smoked paprika-flavored pickled okra.

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18. Use Clamato instead of tomato juice.

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Find it here.

19. Make sure you have ALL of the hot sauces.

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20. Garnish with bacon-wrapped asparagus.

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21. Mix in some some roasted strawberry puree.

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Recipe here.

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22. Round things out with a hardboiled egg.

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If you want to take things a step further, you can pickle your hardboiled eggs. Learn how here.

23. Pre-squeeze lemon and lime juice and set it out in small pitchers or squeeze bottles.

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24. Make them green with tomatillos.

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Recipe here.

25. Use as much Old Bay as possible.

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26. Add a smoked chubb garnish.

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Not for the faint of heart.

27. Break out your blender for frozen Bloody Marys.

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Recipe here.

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28. Make it with aquavit and garnish with dill.

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Recipe here.

29. Serve it as an aspic.

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Spoons required. Recipe here.

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30. Try a beef jerky garnish.

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31. Use freshly grated horseradish.

It has much more of a kick than the pre-grated, jarred kind.

32. Add habanero-stuffed olives.

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Would go really well with the aforementioned Sriracha salt. Get them here.

33. Set out beer and tequila for Mexican Micheladas.

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Recipe here.

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