Bloody Mary

Scientists are nearly unanimous in their opinion that all a boozy morning pick-me-up accomplishes is to push the drinker farther down the path to alcohol abuse. But it's certainly the most palatable of hangover cures. Having another drink also is the most traditional way to lick a hangover, although the Bloody Mary variation is relatively newfangled. Although there's no clear consensus on who came up with the drink, the invention occurred sometime in the 20th century. At HoM, 563 King St., the cocktail's made with house-infused bacon vodka and garnished with a pickled green tomato, pickled cherry tomato, green olive and a slice of bacon.

"If you wanted, you could get it with regular vodka and no slice of bacon, but I'm not sure why you would want to do that," bar owner Pete Rivas says.