Are you planning a birthday party, wedding, brunch, corporate event? Are you tired of the same old beer and wine drink offerings? Do you want to add some pizazz to your next event in order to make it more memorable? Are you stuck on what to serve your guests at your event? Try adding a Bloody Mary cocktail bar!
When living in Colorado, it is easy to hire a bartender and utilize the experience of trained professionals to add flare to any event that you are hosting. Using a professional bartender can help you to plan many different cocktail ideas for any event.Classic Bloody Mary Recipe:Ingredients
1 Lemon wedge
1 Lime wedge
2 oz Premium Vodka
4 oz Tomato juice
2 dashes Tabasco Sauce
2 tsp Prepared horseradish
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch Celery salt
1 pinch Ground black pepper
1 pinch Smoked paprikaDirections
Pour some celery salt onto a small plate.
Rub the juicy side of the lemon or lime wedge along the lip of a pint glass.
Roll the outer edge of the glass in celery salt until fully coated.
Fill with ice and set aside.
Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into a shaker and drop them in.
Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice.
Shake gently and strain into the prepared glass.
Garnish with a celery stalk and a lime wedge.Spruce Up Your Typical Drink Offerings with These RecipesAsian Bloody MaryIngredients:
2 Ounces Ketel One vodka
6 Ounces tomato juice
1/2 Teaspoon sriracha
1 Teaspoon wasabi
pinch of salt
pinch of black pepper
Combine the vodka, tomato juice, sriracha, wasabi, salt, and pepper; garnish with the celery stalkThe Barbecue Bourbon Bloody MaryIngredients:
1 Ounce Tito's Handmade vodka
1 Ounce Fighting Cock whiskey
Pican's Barbecue Bloody Mary "juice," to top
gulf shrimp, to garnish
creole-spiced bacon, to garnishFor Bloody Mary Juice:
46 Ounces tomato juice
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
2 Tablespoons black pepper
2 Ounces steak sauce
5 Ounces hot sauce
2 1/2 Ounces lime juice
3 1/2 Ounces lemon juice
2 Tablespoons creole mustard
1 Ounce olive brine
1/2 Ounce pickling liquidDirections
For the drink
Combine vodka, whiskey, and Bloody Mary mix and serve over ice. Garnish with a gulf shrimp and creole-spiced bacon.
For the Bloody Mary "juice"
Blend all ingredients until smooth.The Best Ever Bloody Mary:Ingredients
For the drink
6 Ounces spicy bloody Mary mix
1 3/4 Ounce vodka
1 1/2 Ounce pineapple juice
1 1/2 Ounce honey simple syrup
salt and pepper, to taste
lime wedges, to garnish
pickled green beans, olives and cocktail onions, to garnishFor the Honey Simple Syrup
4 parts honey
1 part hot waterDirections
:For the Drink
Fill a pint glass with ice and add all the ingredients, tumble 3 or 4 times with a shaker or second empty glass. Pour the tumbled Bloody Mary into the serving glass and garnish with limes, pickled green beans, cocktail onions and olives.
For the honey simple syrup
Heat honey and water gently in saucepan over medium-low heat until mixture reaches a simmer. Remove from heat and cool. Store at room temperature or refrigerate as desired.The Chapel Tavern Bloody MaryIngredients
For the horseradish/MSG vodka
1 Liter vodka
1/2 Cup peeled and minced fresh horseradish
1 Tablespoon black peppercorns
4 Teaspoons medium crystal MSG (available at Asian specialty stores)For the Drink
2 Ounces Horseradish/MSG Vodka
3 dashes Original Tabasco
3 dashes Lea & Perrin's Worcestershire Sauce
2 dashes Red Wine Vinegar
1 lemon wedge
3 shakes celery salt
4-5 Ounces grinds of fresh black pepper
1 Ounce green olive brine
3 Ounces Stout beer (i.e. Guinness)
tomato juice to topDirections
:For the horseradish/MSG vodka
Add vodka to a food safe, non-reactive lidded container, add horseradish and black peppercorns. Leave to sit in a cool, dark place overnight. Strain through cheesecloth back into the bottle.
Fill the kitchen sink with hot tap water and place Horseradish infused vodka with the cap on into the hot water. Let sit 15 to 20 minutes. Remove cap and add l MSG. Shake to combine.For the Drink
Fill a glass with ice; add the vodka, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, and red wine vinegar. Squeeze one wedge of lemon and add spent lemon wedge. Add the celery salt, black pepper, olive brine, and beer.The Epic Bloody MaryIngredients
:For the Drink
3 Ounces Dragon Ranch Moonshine
3 Ounces Fris Vodka
8 Ounces Guinness
32 Ounces Bloody MixFor the Garnish
pork belly steam bun
pimento-stuffed fresno chili
:For the Drink
Fill a 64-ounce Mason jar completely with ice. Add ingredients and stir. Add more ice if necessary.For the Garnish
Start with a half celery stalk and push a skewer from the bottom of it with the pointed end facing up. Add items from garnish list in order on top of the skewer. Stop with the Fresno Chili being the last item. Top this with a slice of Jalapeno. Next put a full stalk of celery into the drink and lay the loaded half stalk across the rim of the jar and connect the 2 with a skewer. Next take one final skewer and put on the salami, pepperoncini, okra, artichoke heart and pepperoni and stick the skewer into the top of the celery stalk so it looks like the entire thing is on skewer.The Heirloom Tomato Bloody MaryIngredients
2 Ounces Belvedere Vodka
3/4 Ounces lime juice
3/4 Ounces jalapeno simple syrup
6 Ounces cilantro leaves
1 heirloom tomato
A splash of olive juice
2 parts salt and 1 part celery salt, to rimDirections
In a shaker combine cilantro leaves and tomato. Add ice and muddle well. Add the vodka, lime juice, jalapeno simple syrup, and olive juice, and shake.
Rim glass with salt and celery salt. Pour drink into the glass, and garnish with tomato wedge and cilantro sprig.The Mezcal MaryIngredients
2 Ounces Habanero-infused Fidencio Classico
1/2 Ounce lemon juice
5-6 Ounces Bloody Mary mix
Chinese long beans, to garnish
lime wheel in black salt, to garnish
lemon wheel, to garnish
olive, to garnish
cherry tomato, to garnishDirections
Combine the mezcal, lemon juice, and Bloody Mary mix in a glass, and garnish with the Chinese long beans, lime wheel, lemon wheel, olive, and cherry tomato.The Mita Mary:Ingredients
1 1/2 Ounce premium white tequila
2 Ounces tomato juice
2 Ounces Clamato juice
2 Ounces V8 juice
3 dashes Tabasco sauce
3 dashes Maggi Seasoning sauce
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 Ounce lemon juice
1 Ounce thin slice avocado, for garnish
fresh coriander leaf, for garnishDirections
Mix all of the ingredients, except the avocado and coriander, and pour into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with avocado slice and coriander leafAnasazi Bloodless MaryIngredients
1 8-inch horseradish root stalk, diced
1 8-inch celery root stalk, diced
zest of 4 lemons
2 Ounces Tabasco
2 Ounces Worcestershire
cracked black pepper
vodka, to top
dried tomato, to garnishDirections
Add horseradish, celery, lemon zest, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce to a glass jar, and top with vodka. Allow two full days to infuse, and strain contents into a glass vessel. Garnish with dried tomato.
One of the best investments of a wedding is having a good bartender. Guests typically drink from the cocktail hour to last call at the end of the night. Why not spruce up the typical offerings of wine, champagne, and beer with wedding cocktails instead!
A cocktail or bloody mary bar can be matched to a theme or color scheme. Each menu course can be paired with a cocktail or drink to match; they can be made to match the food and the season of the wedding. There are so many options of cocktail recipes that have a wedding feel to them, but you can also create a signature drink to be served to your guests. Signature cocktails can be made with the chosen couple in mind. For example, if they met on a tropical vacation, why not create a cocktail that reminds them of that vacation and try serving a hurricane.Custom Themed Cocktails for Any Event
Hosting a corporate event? Whether it’s a business meeting, customer appreciation event, employee appreciation or a holiday party, celebrate with corporate cocktails! Cocktails can be designed to match your company; they can be based off of your color scheme, what you do or the theme of your corporate gathering. Having a customer appreciation day with your clients will make them feel important and valued by serving them with a champagne cocktail.
Bridal or baby showers, business meetings or a ladies day can all be celebrated by hosting a brunch. Since brunch is usually late morning to early afternoon; most often breakfast foods are served choosing a light juice based cocktail to accompany it would be the best suited. The most commonly used brunch cocktail is the mimosa (orange juice and champagne), but you should try mixing it up and add a Bloody Mary bar to your next brunch instead.
Planning a gender reveal party why not try a brunch? Along with the gender reveal gag (for example colored cake, or balloons, etc.) why not serve a cocktail that matches the gender. Try a strawberry margarita for a girl or a blue lagoon for a boy. A fun cocktail would be a great way to celebrate the new bundle of joy (including a virgin version for mommy to be).
Think cocktails are just for fancy parties or celebrations, well think again! Why not try adding a cocktail or Bloody Mary bar to your gathering for sporting events. If you plan to watch the super bowl, why not try adding a gin and tonic or a hellfire to the party. While watching the big game, serve cocktails with the colors of your favorite team (i.e. a Bloody Mary, a White Russian and a blueberry fizz for the Colorado Avalanche). Having a golf tournament? Forget plain old beer; try having light and refreshing summertime cocktails, like a lemonade beer instead. Celebrating after a skiing day? Why not warm up with hot and spicy cocktails (i.e. apple cider, hot toddy or a hot buttered rum).Cocktails and Bloody Marys for All Situations
Cocktails can be used in many different situations, they can be cool, light and fruity, all the way to warm, strong and spicy. A bartender can help you to gauge what types of cocktails are appropriate for your event, and budget.
Do you have any questions about cocktails? Do you need help with planning your bar? If you want more information on bartending services in the Colorado area, contact us to request a quote or book your next event today.