What do you get when you mix fresh tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, vodka, a few secret ingredients, a ton of trimmings and an Old Bay rim? If you guessed a meal in a glass – you’re close. Actually it’s a Bloody Mary at Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen in Myrtle Beach! Located on the corner of 21 and Ocean, at Strong Waters Bar, we take our handcrafted cocktails seriously. To the point where we even concoct our own Bloody Mary mix!

If you’ve never tried one of our Bloody Mary’s, brunch isn’t the only time that you can order one of these delicious creations. You can order one any time, and we encourage you to get adventurous. Forget the single olive and limp piece of celery, our Bloody Mary’s are topped with a ton of garish. We’re talking candied bacon, cube of cheese, a lemon wedge, slice of cucumber, piece of fresh shrimp, slice of artisanal sausage and a crispy jalapeno popper. Then feel free to add on your own garnishes to the mix. You can choose from an Oyster, Jerky, a Mini Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich, Fried Drunken Goat Cheese, or even a Slider. Finish it off with an Old Bay rim and you’ve got yourself an ‘Insta-worthy’ cocktail. And Bloody Mary’s aren’t the only thing we use our house made mix for – you can also find it in our Oyster Shooters.

We love our Bloody Mary’s so much, we’re entering our house made mix in the 6th Annual Surfrider Oyster Roast & Bloody Mary Contest. It’s happening February 17th at the Wicked Tuna in Murrells Inlet. We participated last year and although we didn’t win, we had a blast and are excited about participating again this year. The event is a great time and includes a full day of live music, all you can eat oysters, local craft brew from our friends at NewSouth Brewing, tons of vendors, food trucks and of course – plenty of Bloody Mary’s! Tito’s Handmade Vodka is sponsoring the event – but that’s the only hint we can give you as far as what’s in our competing Bloody Mary. Last year we topped ours with a piece of braised pork belly and an Asian sauce. Curious about what we’re trimming ours with this year? You’ll just have to come to an event to taste one for yourself!

This is a fun event for a good cause! Proceeds from the event go to the Surfrider Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, a local organization that is on a mission to keep our local beaches and waves clean, educate and raise awareness to the public, and protect beach access. And it’s fun for the whole family! There will be a KIDZ Zone featuring inflatables from K-Bar Farms, free arts and crafts sponsored by Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum, and more!

We invite you to not only come by and see us at the upcoming Surfrider Oyster Roast & Bloody Mary Contest, but stop by 21 and Ocean across from Breakers Resort where you can customize your own Bloody Mary anytime! And be sure to follow our Instagram @StrongWatersBar for more Insta-worthy cocktails and use #strongwatersbar when you post to Instagram so we can repost your creations!