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Bloody Mary Garnishing Ideas for Home Bartenders

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Do you love Bloody Mary cocktails? If yes, then this article will catch your interest. Known for its impeccable taste, stunning red colour, and elaborate garnishes, Bloody Mary has been a go-to drink for many cocktail enthusiasts.

Whether it’s a brunch party, an exciting get-together, or maybe you just want to mix an indulgent drink to savour - Bloody Mary is the way to go. But if you want to perfect your cocktail recipe and are looking for unique cocktail garnishing ideas, then we have got just what you need!

Cocktail Garnishing Ideas For Outstanding Bloody Mary Cocktails

1. Pickled Veggies

 Pickled Veggies
Pickled Veggies are a perfect way to add a tangy burst of goodness wrapped in delicate hints of sourness to your cocktails. These are delicious ways to take your Bloody Mary cocktails to an exciting new level. Veggies like cucumber or carrot soaked in vinegar and salt, are some of the excellent options to try! Gather these cocktail garnishes, insert them into a skewer and place it on top of your cocktail. This will not only add a visually appealing touch but will also be tempting to the palate.

2. Salt & Seasonings

Salt & Seasonings
A classic Bloody Mary garnish that will never go out of style. For an added hint of spicy goodness to your cocktail recipe, garnish your bloody mary with a variety of salts or seasonings. For example, you can opt to spice up your cocktail with cayenne pepper, smoked salt, kosher salt, etc. To do this, simply rub a wedge of lime over the rim of your cocktail glass, and roll it over the plate filled with your choice of salt or spice or seasoning. 

3. Celery Sticks

Celery Sticks
Long celery sticks are a typical Bloody Mary cocktail garnish that adds crispiness to the cocktail and enhances its flavour. It adds a great flavour that cuts through the spiciness of the drink. Sipping a bloody mary while munching on celery is a great way to enjoy your bloody mary cocktails! To make this garnish, cut your celery sticks into simple shapes or simply dip the stalk into the drink.

4. Shrimp

Liven up your cocktails with delicious and indulgent shrimp garnishes. Whether you are serving Bloody Mary for a brunch party or an extravagant cocktail party, shrimps add a seafood flair to your drink. To use it as a garnish, first clean and peel off the unwanted skin of the shrimp. Next, add the seasonings and cook or grill your shrimp to the desired consistency. Once it’s cooled down slightly, use a skewer to place it on the rim of the drink.

5. Fresh Herbs

 Fresh Herbs
Fresh herbs such as rosemary, mint, and thyme can be used as a refreshing garnish as they add freshness to the drink. What if we told you that you could add a smokey effect to this garnishing idea? All you have to do is hold the herb of your choice over the cocktail and burn it briefly using a match or a lighter. Then drop it into the drink or arrange it near the rim along with other garnishes. This will add an aromatic smokey flair to your drink! Escape the ordinary and try this outstanding cocktail garnish idea to make your drinks look and taste incredible.

6. Olives

Olives are a delectable addition to Bloody Mary cocktails. They bring out salty, and saline flavours to the drink. You can opt for green or black olives. It’s one of the most common yet enticing garnishing ideas for Bloody Mary cocktails. For an added touch, pair your olives with blue cheese, thread it into the skewer and gently place it on top of the drink. 

7. Cheese

Drinks like the Bloody Mary go hand in hand with Cheese cube garnishes. Cheese adds creamy, rich and salty flavour to your drinks. You can use cheese cubes, cheeseburger slides, grilled cheese, etc for an indulgent and luscious cocktail experience. If you are using cheese cubes, use a skewer to thread it in and then place it on top of the drink.  Go creative and incorporate cheese in unique and exciting ways into your cocktail. It will definitely be an unforgettable sensory journey for the taste buds!

If you are bored with the same old Bloody Mary cocktail recipes, here are the fun variations that are compatible with the above-mentioned garnishing ideas:
1. Bloody Maria 
2. Red Snapper
3. Bloody Caesar

We hope these ideas sparked your creativity! These Bloody Mary garnish ideas are sure to improve the overall appearance and flavours of your cocktail. You can experiment and come up with your unique garnish creations depending on your preferences and taste.

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