The winner? It's a toss-up. Raise a glass and make a toast. May the best team come out on top. (Oh, and by the way, if you choose to make these beverages, let's just say - more spirited - your secret's safe with us.)
Muddle 2 lemon wedges, 1 tsp. refrigerated horseradish, 1/2 tsp. hot sauce, and 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper in a 10-oz. glass. Add 1 (5.5-oz.) can spicy vegetable juice. Fill glass with crushed ice, and top with seltzer water or club soda. Gently stir. Garnish with celery leaved and pickled okra.