72 Best Bloody Mary Garnishes

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A Bloody Mary is the ultimate brunch cocktail! Sure, the actual drink is delish, but the garnishes are the good stuff and where it’s AT! Here you’ll find the best Bloody Mary garnishes and a simple way to set up a quick Bloody Mary bar at home!

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Lots of bloody mary garnishes on a large wooden charcuterie board.


Make your perfect Bloody Mary by mixing and matching your favorite garnishes…from classic garnishes to maybe ones you hadn’t even thought of!

Classic Bloody Mary Garnishes

These are some of the staples in a classic bloody mary cocktail:

Celery: Garnishing a Bloody Mary isn’t complete without a nice big stalk of celery!

Olives: Green olives are a classic garnish and can be bought at almost any grocery store. Try pitted manzanilla or Castelvetrano olives.

Pickles: A dill pickle spear is a standard, classic Bloody Mary garnish! Try spicy or garlic pickles for an even more tangy flavor.

Lime or lemon Wedges: Perfect for that squeeze of fresh lemon juice or lime juice in your cocktail!

Worcestershire Sauce: For a deep, salty kick to your drink!

Hot Sauce or Cayenne Pepper: For those who like it hot!

Kosher Salt/Pepper/Celery Salt: Some people shake them in their drink and some use these spices on the rim of their glass.

Veggies Garnishes (Pickled & Fresh)

Pickled and fresh veggies are almost always on a Bloody Mary bar! The pickled veggies add a bit of spice and tang to your cocktail, while other veggies add a nice crunch and freshness!

Pickled Veggies are very common Bloody Mary garnishes. There are so many options:

  • Green Beans
  • Carrots
  • Orka
  • Red Peppers
  • Asparagus
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Beets

Cocktail Onions

Jalapeno Slices

Cherry Tomatoes

Cucumber Slices

Carrot Sticks

Bell Pepper Strips

Baby Corn

Radish Slices

Fresh Parsley or Cilantro

Meats & Cheeses

Charcuterie-type meats and cheeses are a great addition for guests to nibble on between sips!




Assorted Cheese Cubes: sharp cheddar, fontina, Swiss, Gruyere, etc.

Cheese Curds

Fresh Mozzarella Balls

Brie Wheel

Blue Cheese

Bloody Mary Garnishes on a wooden charcuterie board.

Fancy Bloody Mary Garnish Ideas

Having a fancy brunch and want to impress?! Try some of those decadent Bloody Mary garnishes and appetizers. Hint: For this type of party, it’s a good idea to skip the cheap/mid-priced alcohol and go straight for a top-shelf vodka such as Grey Goose or Stolichnaya Elit.

Large Cocktail Shrimp

Shrimp Skewers


Mini Quiche or Fritatta

Fresh Oysters

Smoked Salmon

Caviar Blini

Small Plates or Sides to Serve with Bloody Marys

Chicken Wings

Cheeseburger Sliders

BLT Sliders

Jalapeno Poppers

Hard-boiled Eggs

Breakfast Sliders

Bruschetta Pizza (cut into small, bite-sized pieces)

Fresh Pico de Gallo and Tortilla Chips

Spicy Popcorn or Pumpkin Seeds

Grilled Cheese (cut into small, bite-sized pieces)

Onion Rings

Sweet Potato Fries

Roasted Potatoes

Tater Tots

Parmesan Bacon Crackers


Salts & Spices

Some like to add a “salt rim” to their glass to make it look decadent and professional 🙂 It also adds a little spice!

Black pepper

Celery Salt

Cayenne pepper

Old Bay Seasoning

Chili Powder


Setting up a DIY Bloody Mary bar is easier than you think! Below I’ll show you the basic ingredients and garnishes. Then, feel free to mix and match the garnishes however you like!

Have fun!

Items Needed for a Bloody Mary Bar


Basic Garnishes

These are just some basic garnishes I used for my Bloody Mary Charcuterie Board/DIY Bloody Mary bar. I give you LOTS more ideas above. Make it your own!

A table with garnishes for bloody marys laid out.

Bloody Mary Bar: Step by Step

I’ve set this up as a fun, Bloody Mary charcuterie board. If you don’t want to use a board, no problem! Just display the ingredients on a table or countertop however you like!

How to make a bloody mary charcuterie board step by step with lots of bloody mary garnishes.

Step 1: Place meats (except the bacon) on the corners of the board. Place bacon, pickled carrots, and green beans in their own containers (short, clear glasses work great!).

Step 2: Place a bowl of green olives in the center of the board.

Step 3: Add dill pickles and baby corn. Scatter cheeses around the board.

Step 4: Add celery and smaller pickled veggies around the board to fill in the extra space. You can also place your bottles (vodka, Bloody Mary mix, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, etc) around the board.

I hope this has given you some great Bloody Mary garnish ideas to help you put together your own, super-fun Bloody Mary bar! If you have any you think I should add to the list, comment below, please!!!

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Two Bloody Marys garnishes with olives and chicken wings.

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