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Essential Southern Cocktail: Bloody Mary

The tomato-forward tipple everyone loves to tweak

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Cherry Bounce: A Cocktail for North Carolina

A drink with a long history in the Tar Heel state

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Black-Eyed Susan: A Cocktail for Maryland

A sure bet whether you’re on- or off-track

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Appalachian Martini: A Cocktail for West Virginia

Put pawpaws to good use and enjoy this pleasing sipper

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Yellow Hammer: A Cocktail for Alabama

The potent tailgate staple is pretty straightforward—like a run up the middle

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Razorback: A Cocktail for Arkansas

Its origins are unknown, but its appeal is well established

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An All-Arkansas Coffee Cocktail

Rock Town Distillery lets the Natural State shine in this winter pick-me-up

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Bronson van Wyck’s Hellfire Bloody Mary

The event designer takes the hair of the dog to new heights

The Wild South

A Duck Camp Bloody Mary

Sim Whatley, the founder of Duck Camp, shares a post-hunt Louisiana duck club tradition

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An Elevated Oyster Shooter

Tip back a taste of Louisiana

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A Modern Moscow Mule

Small-batch Southern vodkas step up to the palate

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Behold, the Potlikker Martini

Tye Harrison of Asheville’s Benne on Eagle makes the most of a humble leftover

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Punching Up the Harvey Wallbanger

Louisville’s High Horse doesn’t take its cocktails too seriously, as this big-batch spin on the modern classic makes clear

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A Different Kind of Catfish

This effervescent vodka, lemon, and basil cocktail comes straight out of the Mississippi Delta

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Estrellita

Think of this refreshing sipper from Atlanta’s Minero as an agua fresca with a vodka kick

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Silly Kitty

Mississippi-made Cathead honeysuckle vodka gives this sweet-and-sour cocktail from Chattanooga’s Easy Bistro & Bar serious appeal

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Emeril Lagasse’s Cajun Bloody Mary

A super spicy kicked-up eye-opener

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Bloody Good Holiday Punch

A Bloody Bull is an even richer spin on a Bloody Mary. Make it batch-style, like one G&G writer’s family, and prepare to bowl over your party guests

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Martini: Classic Cocktail with a Southern Twist

An Italian bartender in Miami shares a world-famous London version of the universally beloved (and argued-about) cocktail

The Manual of Southern Know-How

How to Pour the Perfect Bloody Mary

Charleston, South Carolina, restaurateur Brooks Reitz shares a family secret