WHILE HANGING OUT with the Matador crew in Toronto early last month, I took my very first sip of a Caesar, the Canadian morning cocktail of choice. Verdict: less bloody, more clammy, and WAY more delicious than your traditional Bloody Mary. Clamato, I always knew you were good for something.

Animator Joe Presser put together “A Bloody Lot of Alternatives,” a compendium of Bloody-ish recipes from around the world, all of which will eventually find their way into my brunch rotation. Except for maybe the kid-friendly, non-alcoholic Bloody Shame.