Why stick with tomatoes, when you can have your squash and bacon, too? The Bloody Mary is served at New York City's Hospoda restaurant.
Create a pre-mix of vegetable stock (about 1/3 cup) and Butternut squashpuree (about 2/3 cup), boiled together and then cooled. Mix until it attains the consistency of V8. Mix in freshly grated horseradish to taste, a dash of salt, and fresh ground pepper. Add vodka and serve over rocks, garnishing with extra crispy house-smoked bacon and a wedge of lime to add that missing acidity.