Easily create your own Bloody Mary Charcuterie Board that will impress guests, using every day grocery store ingredients. It’s cocktails and appetizers all at once!
I’ve shown you how I create the most amazing Charcuterie Boards, but now I’m putting a twist on it. A Bloody Mary themed brunch board that can be snacked on as is, or can be used to make decadent garnishes for your cocktail. It’s so fun!
What Do I Need For A Bloody Mary Charcuterie Board?
The Cocktail: I’ve included the ingredients for a basic Bloody Mary – a pre-made mix (or use this amazing homemade Bloody Mary mix – it truly is the best!), vodka, and ice, but if you have your own version you prefer, that works too. You could also mix together a pitcher of my Pickle Juice Bloody Mary’s.
The Snacks: My perfect board has a variety of pickled ingredients like cocktail onions and pickled peppers, alongside plenty of olives, salami, and cheese. Don’t forget the limes and celery either!
The brunch board doesn’t have to be limited to just olives and pickled vegetables though. Cooked and chilled shrimp, roasted peppers, meatballs, sausages, and anything that pairs well with a Bloody Mary and fits on a skewer can be added to your brunch board.
The Equipment: You’ll want a large tray or platter to build your board on plus small bowls or ramekins to keep your wetter ingredients separated. I like to line my tray with parchment paper before adding ingredients. Plus, of course, a pitcher and glasses for the drinks.
Have wooden skewers available to build garnishes for the cocktails. They can be found in the grocery store in a variety of places, like with the barbeque items, spices, or even with the paper goods. Skewers come in different lengths that can be cut to fit your glass using a pair of regular scissors.
The brunch board also serves as a traditional charcuterie platter, so be sure to keep small plates nearby, too, for any guests who just want to nibble.
Putting Together Your Bloody Mary Board
Filling small bowls with the wet items like stuffed olives, pickled peppers, cocktail onions, etc. will keep any pickling liquid from making the cheese, crackers, or other ingredients on the tray soggy.
Once the bowls are filled, line a large serving tray, plate, or platter with parchment or decorative paper to keep the bowls from sliding around. Arrange the filled bowls around the serving tray, and fill in the gaps with cubes of assorted cheeses, crackers, different salami flavors, whole cherry tomatoes, and of course, celery stalks with the leaves attached. Nestle lime wedges into any gaps throughout the tray.
Add your favorite Bloody Mary mix to a large pitcher and the vodka to a smaller carafe or pitcher. Then arrange the tray, Bloody Mary mix, vodka, glasses, and wooden skewers along with some plates on a table, buffet, or serving cart and invite guests to make their own Bloody Mary and garnishes.
So fun! I’d love to see your boards on social media and see all the great ideas you come up with.
Podcast Episode: Making A Bloody Mary Board
Listen to me explain briefly about how to make this charcuterie board, with some great tips along the way, by clicking the play button below:Print
Create your own Bloody Mary Board that will impress guests. It’s cocktails and appetizers all at once!
- 10 cocktail onions
- 10 pickled okra or green beans
- 10 pickled peppers
- 10 stuffed olives (pimento, garlic, blue cheese, etc.)
- 5 celery stalks with leaves
- 10 cubes assorted cheese
- 10 cherry tomatoes
- 20 assorted crackers
- 20 slices salami
- 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
- 46 oz. chilled Bloody Mary mix (homemade version here)
- 5 oz. chilled vodka
- 4 cups ice
- 10 wooden skewers
- 5 glasses
- In individual small bowls add cocktail onions, okra, pickled peppers, and olives. Arrange on a parchment-lined serving tray.
- On the same tray, arrange celery, cheese, tomatoes, crackers, and salami. Nestle lime wedges into any gaps on the serving tray.
- Add Bloody Mary mix to a pitcher. Add vodka to a small serving carafe or small pitcher. Place ice in a bowl.
- Arrange items together on a table, buffet, or serving cart, along with wooden skewers and glasses so that guests can easily access ingredients and create their own Bloody Mary garnishes or enjoy items as they would from a traditional charcuterie board.
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