1. THE FULL MONTY
Served up with veggies, sausage and even shrimp, this towering beverage has been described as a meal in itself. You may not even need to order an entree.
Wintzell’s Oyster House • Various locations.
2. DEALER'S CHOICE
If you can’t decide between tangy or mild, The Dining Room at The Grand Hotel offers both. Be careful! The spicy one is no joke.
The Grand Hotel • 1 Grand Blvd., Point Clear. 928-9201.
3. HOT PURSUIT
If you like it fiery, then Hayley’s has the toddy for you. Their spicy sip is loaded with beef jerky, olives, asparagus and celery.
Hayley’s • 278 Dauphin St. • 433-4970
4. PROUD MARY
This famous, zesty beverage comes with a lemon, a lime and a green bean. It has even been featured on the Food Network series “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”
Manci’s Antique Club • 1715 Main St., Daphne. 626-9917.
5. BUILT TO ORDER
Brick & Spoon lets you build your own Bloody Mary with 50-plus options. Choose from an extensive list of vodkas, heat factors, seasonings, toppings and even the rim garnish.
Brick & Spoon • 24705 Canal Road, Orange Beach 981-7772.
text by Mary Beth Lursen • photo by Beau Gustafson