10 Ways to Garnish a Bloody Mary

Bloody Marys are good. We made 10 different ones. We got a little crazy with the garnishes. They are already sort of food-cocktails, so we amped up the food aspect. Also, some of us prefer these without the booze. Because many of us are not morning drinkers.

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All of the Bloody Marys

Pick your favorite garnish or create your own.

Fiery Mary

Add fire to your Bloody Mary with extra hot sauce, then garnish with a couple of cream cheese-stuffed jalapeno poppers.

Pickled Mary

Add freshly ground black pepper to your Bloody Mary, then garnish with a skewer of pickled okra, pickled string beans, cornichons and pickled onions.

Smokin' Mary

Rim a glass with smoked salt, then garnish with a slice of crispy bacon drizzled with Sriracha.

Mary Meats the Devil

Ditch the plastic and amp up your Bloody Mary with an edible straw made of pepperoni (Benny's and Dimitri's are popular brands), then garnish with a deviled egg.

Beety Mary

Add a little extra prepared horseradish to your Bloody Mary, then garnish with skewered pickled beets and dill sprigs.

Milwaukee Mary

Add extra horseradish and freshly ground black pepper to your Bloody Mary; garnish with a lemon slice and celery stalk, and serve up the Midwest with a beer sidecar.

Bloody Carrie

Spice up your Bloody Mary with chipotle peppers in adobo, then garnish with fried plantain strips, sliced radishes, a scallion and some cilantro.

Mary Thai-ler and More

Add a splash of fish sauce to your Bloody Mary, then garnish with a knotted stalk of lemongrass, a Thai chile and a large charred shrimp for a quick trip to Bangkok.

Mediterranean Mary

Add harissa to your Bloody Mary, then garnish with skewered olives and preserved-lemon twists for a sun-drenched treat.

Margarita Mary

Dip the rim of your Bloody Mary glass in salt mixed with lime zest, then garnish with a cucumber stalk, lime slice and mint sprig for a drink that would make any parrothead rejoice.

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