I love having a well-stocked bar cart and changing it to fit the current season or an event I’m hosting. In this post, I want to share the Bloody Mary Bar I created. With its red, green, and gold colors, it would be perfect for the holidays.
Bloody Mary Bar:
Bar carts have been popular in recent years and continue to be common home accessories. These beverage carts are especially useful when entertaining. Since many are on wheels, you can roll them where ever your guests are. Plus, you can outfit the cart with supplies and accessories that fit the theme of your celebration.
I always enjoy styling a bar cart. In case you haven’t seen it, I have a post on IBC in which I share creative holiday bar cart ideas. You can find that here.
How to Style a Bloody Mary Bar:
On my Bloody Mary Bar, I started with the basics – ice, hot sauce, spices, Bloody Mary mix, and vodka. Use your favorite brands. You can also create your own homemade Bloody Mary mix if you’d like. I have yet to perfect my recipe, but once I do, I’ll be sure to share!
Alos, if you’re interested this this particular bar cart, you can find it here.
Although I didn’t have any on hand, I think it would be nice to also include black pepper vodka or jalapeño vodka for people who like things extra spicy.
Next came the garnishes – olives, pickles, celery, peppers, lemon wedges, and asparagus, I could have included lots more – everything from cooked bacon to shrimp to fried mozzarella sticks. (Yes, I’ve seen each of those served in a Bloody Mary.) However, I decided to keep things simple on my cart.
On one of my shopping trips, I purchased modern highball glasses for serving the Bloody Marys. And I found a beautiful gold cocktail shaker set and brass cocktail picks. All of these items perfectly suited my setup!
To finish things off, I set out small bowls of a few favorite nibbles – pistachios, peanuts, and wasabi peas. My goal was to offer a variety of savory snacks that complement a Bloody Mary. I also made sure they were things my family members and friends like.
Finally, I styled everything on my small gold bar cart and placed plates, napkins, and seasonal décor along with a few extra glasses and supplies on the second shelf.
As you can see, the Bloody Mary add-ins (olives, pickles, peppers) are in white serving dishes that set off their colors. I love having simple pieces like these because they always come in handy for entertaining.
And with that, my Bloody Mary Bar was complete and ready for enjoying with my guests!
You can certainly set up a Bloody Mary Bar any way you want. If you don’t have a bar cart, use a cabinet or counter. I hope seeing what I did inspires you to have fun with your own choices and styling.
Cheers, my friends!