Everyone does the Bloody Mary differently and there’s no right or wrong way to do it. However, the sheer creativity of some Bloody Mary garnishes we’ve seen is too much to not share with you. If you haven’t tried something like this before (that’s understandable) then it might be time to step up your garnish game. Go big or go home, right? That being said, here are seven of the most ridiculous bloody mary garnishes you’ll see- and they all actually look really tasty, but definitely not good for you.
1. The Artery-Clogger
If you’ve never thought about having your bloody mary garnished with a three course meal that has the ability to give you a heart attack, then it might be time to start. Equipped with a medium pizza, onion rings, chicken wings, a sub sandwich and ANOTHER bloody mary, this may just be the king of bloody mary garnishes. Whoever did this, you deserve a ribbon, a pat on the back and an endless supply of Stu’s Bloody Mary Mix.
2. The Fried-- Well, Chicken.
Just when we thought chicken wings were a pretty bizarre garnish... Sobelman’s, in Milwaukee, took it to another level. Yes, you are looking at a whole chicken atop a bloody mary. Yes it is impressive, and yes we are just as amazed as you. Garnishing a bloody mary is a craft and takes creativity that we believe these guys have an excess of.
3. The Double Down
If you want to be featured on this best bloody mary garnishes list, you have to go above and beyond the call of duty. Everyone has done the cheeseburger garnish, it’s tired and dragged out. A beef AND and lamb slider in one garnish? You’ve caught our eye. You love all three and you want food and booze, so of course you’re going to combine them all.
4. The Grab & Go Heat Lamp Special
This bloody mary is coming from Darlinghurst, Australia. First off, your bloody mary is in a mason jar, served the way it ought to be. The charm here, and the title’s origin, comes from the fact that you could find these things in your local gas station wrapped in foil under a heat lamp. Throw some ketchup on those tots and you’ve got yourself a great hangover meal, mate.
5. Mr. Crabs
Remember that lovable crab from your favorite childhood TV show? Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille in Pittsburgh, PA fried him and used him as a bloody mary garnish. Not much needs to be added.
6. The Three Course Meal
To the people of Score on Davie: Thank You. You saw the opportunity and knocked it out of the park, showing that Canadians can hang when it comes to bloody mary garnishes. A pulled pork mac & cheese hot dog, chicken wings, a beef slider, a hamburger, a whole roasted chicken and whipped cream-topped brownie all sit atop this absolute beauty. They’ve taken everything from the other garnishes and put them all in one. This is one hell of a job, eh?
7. Ballpark Behemoth
For $5 dollars at O’Davey’s Pub in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin you can purchase one of these bad boys. It’s topped with cheese curds, popcorn, nachos, sausages, soft pretzels, bacon and burgers. Inspired by the Milwaukee Brewers, it’s the next best thing to actually being in the ballpark for a game.
These are just a few examples of people going over the top for their bloody mary garnishes. Hopefully this inspires you to create something larger in the future. Whether you’re an avid bloody mary drinker or new to the space, the standard has been set. Can you top these? Prove it to us.