Slideshow: 5 Essential Bloody Mary Recipes from North End Grill, NYC

Bloody
Bloody "Murray"
Since North End Grill is located in the Battery Park nabe, they wanted to give some love to Murray Street right outside. This is their classic approach to the Bloody Mary made with a San Marzano tomato base and seasoned with horseradish, citrus, and hot sauce.

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Bloody Smoky
Bloody Smoky
In addition to vodka, this Mary gets a smoky finish from peaty scotch. North End Grill uses the Laphroaig 10-year.

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Bloody Bull
Bloody Bull
Here's a beefy take on the Bloody Mary. Rich beef stock goes into the tomato base and a roasted shishito pepper sits on top.

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Bloody Lager
Bloody Lager
Think of a Michelada if you need help understanding this one: it's a beer cocktail made with a light lager. North End Grill likes to serve a mini pitcher of the Mary juice on the side for pouring. They add a little meaty flavor to the fizzy drink with a long, crisp slice of applewood smoked bacon.

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Pouring the tomato juice base
Pouring the tomato juice base
Bloody Lager, all mixed
Bloody Lager, all mixed
The bacon slice becomes a de facto mixing instrument.