No offense to the Bellini, but on some Sunday mornings -- you know which ones -- peach fuzz and bubbles won't cut through the haze. You need a Bloody Mary, the one steel-toed cocktail that can stand up to unholy sunshine and ESPN and Meet the Press. The next time you need to rally guests for a mid-morning meal, break out brunch's heaviest hitter: the Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar.

Setting out the ingredients and letting friends play mixologist helps keep everyone happy; the host can stay out of the kitchen, and guests can commune with their own signature version of the drink.