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Lu’s Bloody Mary

My friend Lu Ratunil was the man behind the bar on Sundays at Good World, my favorite brunch spot when I was still the sort of person who went out to brunch. He considers himself a bit of a purist when it comes to bloody marys, explaining that ‘‘since the drink has so many ingredients, the key is to balance them.’’ (Photo: Sarah Anne Ward for The New York Times)

The Best Way to Make Your Bloody Mary Better is Also the Most Obvious

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Tomatillo Bloody Mary from NOLA bartender Jimmy Syock's Atchafalaya Restaurant's Bloody Mary Bar...from Garden & Gun

Original Bloody Mary

ORIGINAL BLOODY MARY. 1 oz. vodka, 2 oz. tomato juice, 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice, Worcestershire to taste, Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, Cayenne pepper to taste, and Lemon wedge, celery and olives for garnish. 1. Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, stir, and pour into an ice-filled collins glass. Garnish with lemon, celery stick with leaves and olives. MAKES 1 COCKTAIL

Deathbed Manhattan

This lives up to its name: It’s so good, you may request it as your final drink. (Photo: Pablo Enriquez for The New York Times)

Strawberry Pineapple Mojito

Strawberry Pineapple Mojito - A fun, sweet tropical twist to everyone's favorite cocktail! And you can easily transform this to a non-alcoholic drink!

What to Drink on Super Bowl Sunday

If you're anything like us, you've spent the last few days (or weeks) plotting out your Super Bowl spread: your nachos, your queso, your chili, your wings. But, just in case you haven't tackled the beverage side of the menu, we wanted to offer a few suggestions.