Entertaining Idea: DIY Bloody Mary's

Posted: May 08 2013

If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that a good Bloody Mary always hits the spot.  Everyone has their favorite ingredient--horseradish, hot sauce, stuffed olives--the list continues. So, we devised a sure plan to satisfy all of our brunch guests, a DIY Bloody Mary Bar. Last weekend, Molly and Jocelyn ran around Tribeca collecting the ingredients from local grocers for a springtime celebration on Jocelyn's rooftop.  They rounded up a range of fix-in's and reported back on Bloody Mary Bar essentials...

 Jocelyn and Molly set up the bar on an antique garden table, and added texture to the spread with fresh flowers and topiaries, a coral book end, and vintage soda bottles.  

An assortment of unusual spices and hot sauces allows guests to add some kick to their creations.Celery is an obvious must, but Jocelyn and Molly added other unexpected greens like jalepeños, cornichons, and olives.Our Carved Solutions Old Fashioned glasses turned out to be the perfect container for the cocktail.  To add sophistication to the presentation, Jocelyn suggested using placecard holders to label the ingredients.Jocelyn and Molly couldn't help but treat themselves to a drink before their guests arrived.  A cheese plate turned out to be the perfect hors d'oeuvre to complement their custom concoctions. 

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