Serving epic Bloody Mary cocktails will impress anyone, and nothing is better or tastier than a DIY Bloody Mary Charcuterie Board! More portable than a Bloody Mary bar, this platter is loaded with all the fixings to create the brunch cocktail of your dreams!

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I love Bloody Mary cocktails, and when loaded with all sorts of garnishes, they’re practically a meal! It’s so fun to serve this charcuterie board and to let my guests mix and match to create the perfect cocktail.

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Bloody Mary Charcuterie Board

Not only do I have an amazing Bloody Mary cocktail recipe for you, but I’ve got all the details on how you can build the most epic Bloody Mary board ever! From a selection of toppings and garnishes to fun ways to decorate the board, wait until you see the faces of your guests when you serve this.

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Just give yourself plenty of space. You’ll need room on a sturdy table or countertop for the board and room to set up the cocktail mix, vodka, glasses, and more. 

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Why I love this recipe

  • Bloody Marys are the perfect brunch cocktail, but this epic Bloody Mary charcuterie board is a cocktail and a light meal all in one!
  • I love that you can mix and match, adding your own favorite ingredients to the board. See all my suggestions below!
  • This recipe serves 6, but you can scale it up or down to serve more or fewer people.
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Gather these ingredients

  • Cocktail onions – These are small pickled onions. You can find them in the pickle section of your grocery store.
  • Marinated artichoke hearts – Drained.
  • Pickled sweet peppers – Like peppadews; drained.
  • Stuffed olives – Get a fun selection. You can find blue cheese stuffed, garlic stuffed, pimento, and more!
  • Carrot sticks
  • Pepperoncinis – Whole; drained.
  • Celery stalks – Look for the smaller inner stalks and keep the leaves attached.
  • Assorted cheese cubes – I like a mix of sharp cheddar and Pepper Jack.
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Assorted crackers
  • Sliced salami – Any kind.
  • Honey Pepper Bacon – Nice thick, wide slices.
  • Hot sauce – Like Frank’s, Tabasco Sauce, or your favorite.
  • Horseradish – Prepared horseradish.
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For the Bloody Mary’s:

  • Lime – Cut into 6 wedges.
  • Lemon – Cut into 6 wedges.
  • Bloody Mary mix – Chilled. You can buy this at any store.
  • Vodka – Chilled. Pop it in the freezer overnight.
  • Ice
  • Wooden skewers
  • Highball glasses
  • Chili flakes
  • Everything But The Bagel Seasoning
  • Coarse sea salt
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How to make the most epic Bloody Mary Charcuterie Board

  1. Arrange the drained cocktail onions, artichoke hearts, pickled sweet peppers, and olives on a small plate and set that plate in the middle of your board.
  2. Lay the bacon slices down next to the plate.
  3. Arrange the celery stalks, cheese cubes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, pepperoncini, crackers, and salami slices in groups around the board.
  4. Nestle the lime and lemon wedges into gaps on the board.
  5. Place the hot sauce bottles nearby or on the board – that’s up to you, and set the seasonings off to the side but still nearby.
  6. To prepare the drinks, add ice to a glass, add 2 ounces of vodka to the glass, and stir to mix. Add about 6 ounces of Bloody Mary mix to the glass and garnish!
  7. To make the Bloody Marys in a pitcher, add the mix to a pitcher and pour the vodka into another small pitcher. Place the ice in a bowl and let their guests pour and garnish as they like.
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Tips & substitutions

  • Don’t just limit yourself to my garnish suggestions. You could also add shrimp or crab legs, chicken wings, pickled green beans or asparagus, and so much more!
  • I serve this on one of my colossal boards with raised sides, so nothing slides off, but any board or large serving tray should work.
  • You can prep most of this ahead of time and then just serve when ready.
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Serving suggestions

I love serving this Bloody Mary charcuterie board with brunch, but it can also double as a light meal! Add even more to your brunch with a fabulous brunch casserole and fruit salad. Don’t forget about dessert! These blackberry tarts are quick, easy, and light – they’re the perfect sweet touch to this savory cocktail board.

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Storage

Store any leftovers in the original packaging in the fridge or pantry, as indicated on the wrapper or jar.

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Bloody Mary Charcuterie Board

With everything you need to make the most epic brunch cocktail ever, this Bloody Mary Charcuterie Board is a show-stopping recipe! 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6
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Ingredients
 

  • 12 cocktail onions
  • 6 marinated artichokes, drained
  • 12 pickled sweet peppers, Peppadews, drained
  • 12 stuffed olives, pimento, garlic, blue cheese, etc:, drained
  • 6 carrot sticks
  • 6 pepperoncinis, whole and drained
  • 6 celery stalks with leaves, remove the bottoms
  • 12 cubes assorted cheese, 6 Sharp cheddar and 6 Pepper jack, cubed
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • Assorted crackers
  • 12 slices salami
  • 6 large pieces Honey Pepper Bacon, big, thick and left whole
  • Hot sauce: Set out one of these, Frank’s, cayenne, or Tabasco sauce
  • Horseradish: buy prepared horseradish in a jar or a tube.

Make the Bloody Mary:

  • 1 lime, cut into 6 wedges
  • 1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges
  • 36 oz. chilled Bloody Mary mix, homemade version here
  • 12 oz. chilled vodka
  • ICE
  • 6 wooden skewers
  • 6 glasses

Seasonings:

  • Chili flakes
  • Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
  • Coarse sea salt

Instructions
 

  • On a small plate arrange the cocktail onions, artichokes, pickled sweet peppers (peppadews), and olives (all drained).Set the plate in the center of the board.
  • Next to it lay down the thick cooked bacon slices.
  • On the same board, arrange celery stalks, cheese cubes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, whole pepperoncinis, crackers, and salami slices. Nestle lime and lemon wedges into any gaps on the board.
  • Add the hot sauce (one small bottle) on the board or leave the hot sauce on the side.
  • Set the seasonings off to the side.
  • To prepare each drink: In a glass, add ice. Pour 2 ounces of vodka over the ice and stir to cool the vodka. Pour about 6 ounces of the bloody mary mix over the ice and garnish with a lemon or lime wedge and a celery stick. Top with your favorite seasonings.

OPTION TO MAKE IN A PITCHER:

  • Add Bloody Mary mix to a pitcher. Add vodka to a separate carafe or small pitcher. Place ice in a bowl.
  • Set drink ingredients next to the board with all of the toppings, along with wooden skewers and glasses so that guests can make their own Bloody Mary and garnish as they choose.
  • Enjoy a Bloody Mary drink along with some charcuterie bites.
Cuisine: American
Course: beverage
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