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Drinking Man's Guide to Summer: Uptown Bloody Mary

Mixed at: The Columns Hotel Bar (
Origins: At this Italianate-style hotel and bar, the 95-year-old cocktail is Creoled up with a pickled green bean, known in the Big Easy as a “spiced bean.”

2 oz. vodka
4–6 oz. V8 juice
1 tsp. horseradish
½ tsp. fresh lime juice
4 dashes Tabasco sauce
4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch celery salt

Mix ingredients and pour over ice in a Collins glass; garnish with spiced bean (, or try the Wasabeans at, two green olives, and a celery stalk. In New Orleans, this drink is considered “a meal,” thanks to all those veggies.