Building the perfect garnish for Lovejoy’s Brand Bloody Mary requires using ingredients at the top and bottom of your skewer or toothpick that can act as an anchor to keep the other ingredients in place. You can find wooden skewers in grocery stores in different lengths. Ensure that the length of the skewer will fit the glass and be about four or five inches taller than your glass so that the ingredients on the skewer are above the tomato juice and rim of the glass. Trim as needed with a pair of scissors.
Bloody Mary garnishes are only complete with a celery stick and a skewer with some olives or pickles, perhaps a piece of salami. However, you can also make themed Bloody Mary skewers that are fun and practical as they function as mini snack sticks ready to dip. Here are some variations that you can try:
- Caprese Skewers: To create this garnish, use mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves in a pattern. Ciliegine mozzarella, the small balls about the size of cherry tomatoes, works best for this.
- Caesar Salad Skewers: Similar to the classic salad, this skewer has anchovies, Romaine lettuce, croutons, a little Caesar dressing, and Parmesan cheese. The trick to making these is building the skewer with the first three ingredients, dipping one side in the dressing, and using that to get the Parmesan to stick.
- Shrimp Fajita Skewers: Toss cooked shrimp with fajita seasoning and put one on each skewer between a green pepper, a cocktail onion, and some fresh cilantro. Enjoy!