TIP OF THE DAY: Bloody Mary Garnishes
 Surf & Turf Bloody Mary with bacon and shrimp from The Wayfarer in New York City. They call it “Fully Loaded,” with a celery stalk and a cocktail pick with cheese, olive and cocktail onion (photo © The Wayfarer).
 The Hanako San Bloody Mary features an octopus tentacle and a skewer of raw tuna and beet cubes. Here’s the recipe from Bamboo Sushi in Portland (photo © Bamboo Sushi).
 Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters. Depending on how large the oyster, you can top a full-size Bloody Mary Here’s the recipe from Chow.com (photo © Chow).
 Threaded on a kabob wire, this Philly Cheesesteak Bloody Mary has grilled steak and veggies. Here’s the recipe from Campbell’s Kitchen.
 This Chicago-Style Bloody Mary has basics like a pickle, grape tomato and cocktail onion—then adds a mini sausage link! Here’s the recipe from V8 vegetable juice (photo © V8).
 A California Roll Bloody Mary with pickled ginger, cucumber ribbons and a side of green dumplings. Here’s the recipe from Campbell’s Kitchen (photo © Campbell’s).
 This Kansas City BBQ Bloody Mary would do us in, garnished with fried onion rings, curly fries, corn on the cob, pickled jalapeno and a spare rib. Here’s the recipe from Campbell’s Kitchen (photo © Campbell’s).
January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day, a cocktail invented in Paris in the Roaring 20’s (here’s the history).
For decades, the garnishes included a lemon wedge and a celery stalk.
But in the recent years of creative mixology, bartenders have added garnishes that amount to a bar snack. We’ve included photos of some of them.
Do you want to create a glamorous garnish?
You may not want to fry onion rings, but here’s a list that’s almost all simply slice, dice and skewer.
If the following are too tame for you, check out these outrageous Bloody Mary garnishes.
For a fun crowd, serve Bloody Marys in pitchers and set out a selection of garnishes so people can create their own.
CHEESE OR TOFU CUBES
Flavored Cheddar (Chipotle, Garlic, Horseradish, Jalapeño)
Fried or Fresh Tofu Cube
Lemon or Lime Wedge/Wheel
Chile (Cherry Pepper, Jalapeño)
Dill Pickle Spear
Garlic Or Mushroom
Other Pickled Vegetables (Asparagus, Beet, Carrot, Okra, etc.)
Asparagus Spear (Raw/Cooked)
Cherry Or Grape Tomatoes
Grilled Shishito Pepper
Heart of Palm
Radish, Daikon, Jicama
Scallion (green onion)
Kosher or Coarse Sea Salt
Old Bay Seasoning
MORE BLOODY MARY RECIPES
Bloody Mary Drink Bar Or Cart
Bloody Mary Ice Pops
BLT Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary Recipes: Classic & International
Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters
Classic Variations From Bloody Mariner To Bloody Maria
Deconstructed Bloody Mary
Green Bloody Mary Recipe
Michelada (with beer)
Ramos House Bloody Mary With A Crab Claw
Surf & Turf Bloody Mary Recipe
ONE OF OUR FAVORITE WAYS TO SERVE BLOODY MARYS:
A BLOODY MARY BAR
WISHING YOU A TASTY NEW YEAR
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