Drink: Bloody Jerry

Bloody Jerry as served at Jerry's Bar, 129 W Laurel St., Northern Liberties, Philadelphia. Photos taken August 21, 2013. ( DAVID M WARREN / Staff Photographer )

Nothing says "Wake up, weekend!" quite like the vodka-veggie assist from a serious Bloody Mary. Jerry's Bar serves its rendition - the Bloody Jerry – with signature style: the Old Bay-crusted rim is so overflowing with a bouquet of celery and pickled goodies on a skewer, it's the ultimate compromise between cocktail and crudité. A jumbo shrimp bonus adds the welcome touch of raw bar, too. It's almost a meal in a glass. But by the time the pancakes and house-smoked bacon arrive, the horseradish- and pepperoncini-spiced brew should have done its trick: Your appetite will be well-oiled for action.

- Craig LaBan 

Bloody Jerry, $9, Jerry's Bar, 129 W. Laurel St., 267-273-1632.