10 Bloody Mary Recipes to Bookmark for Your Next Brunch Party
When it comes to choosing the perfect drink to pair with your brunch, there really are only two ways to go: either a crisp and sweet mimosa or a spicy Bloody Mary. And while the team here at Brit + Co. has been known to make some killer champagne concoctions, it seems we’re a little lacking in the area of mixing the heartier brunch bevy. We’re remedying that right now with these 10 bold Bloody Mary recipes to try. Looks like we’re going to have to call a team brunch ASAP!
1. Bloody Maryland: This is a Bloody Mary recipe after our hearts. Not only is its name also a pun, but it also includes a rim crusted with the ultimate East Coast seasoning: Old Bay. It’s a match made in heaven! (via Gingersnaps)
2. Rosemary Bloody Maria: A Bloody Maria is the oh so clever name to describe when you use tequila and lime in your bloody instead of vodka and lemon. The switch is fun but subtle, so why not jazz it up with a rosemary salted rim? (via A Beautiful Mess)
3. Bacon Bloody Mary: Putting bacon in a Bloody Mary is as much of a no-brainer move than putting bacon in…well, anything! We love how this one comes served with a side of bacon, too! (via Daydreamer Desserts)
4. Roasted Strawberry Bloody Mary: What the what? A roasted strawberry Bloody Mary? Sure it sounds kind of crazy at first, but when you start to think about it, it makes a lot of sense. The berries amp up the sweetness of the tomatoes, and with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar on top, it seems like you can’t go wrong. (via The Growing Foodie)
5. Sriracha Bloody Mary: Everyone’s favorite hot sauce makes an award-winning appearance in this Bloody Mary mix. Bacon, watch your back—Sriracha is quickly becoming everyone’s favorite add in! (via A Beautiful Mess)
6. Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary: Quality ingredients like fresh heirloom tomatoes and house-pickled veggies take the place of pre-packaged mixes and olives, making this Bloody Mary fit for any rockstar chef. (via Honestly WTF)
7. Verde Mary: There are a couple of constants in life, like the sky is blue and Bloody Mary’s are red. Not! Tomatillos and green tomatoes turn this Bloody into one Kermit-approved cocktail (you know, if Kermit ever tossed one back). (via Grab A Plate)
8. Vegan Caesar: We know, we know: if you’re vegan, you’ll never drink a “Caesar,” which typically contains clam juice, unlike this recipe that does not (weird). However, this dairy, meat, and seafood-free blogger does add an intriguing tablespoon of dijon mustard to her veggie juice-based Bloody mix to give it a kick, and we can totally get behind that! (via Oh She Glows)
10. Perfect Bloody Mary: This blogger has spent years tweaking his Bloody Mary recipe to come up with what he’s calling his Perfect Bloody. The no-frills recipe, which includes freshly grated onion, looks darn near close. Of course, we’d have to taste it to be certain! ;) (via Over the Hill & On A Roll)
Do you have a go-to Bloody Mary recipe? Share it with us in the comments below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)