We all love holiday celebrations. It’s the morning after that leaves us regretting that third glass of egg nog. That’s why local establishments have designed special recipes to stimulate and revitalize you, and leave you with a clear head no matter how hearty the Christmas or New Year’s Eve party became. There are more than one ways to cure that hangover. Here are a couple of suggestions from some of Houston’s favorite New Year’s Eve hot spots.
220 Main Street
Houston Farris from Hotel ICON offers his Doc, Wake Up! cocktail as a hangover cure. His take on a whiskey flip, this cocktail includes:
1.5 oz bourbon
0.5 oz water
2 demerera sugar cubes
Sriracha hot sauce
Add bourbon, water and egg to shaker. Give a few shakes without ice at first.
Add sugar cubes and ice. Shake hard. Strain into a rocks/old fashioned glass (no ice). Add Sriracha to taste, stirring in if desired.
Ricardo Santana from Latin Bites recommends the Arena Amarilla (“yellow sand”) cocktail. His take on a Michelada, this cocktail features Cusquena Peruvian beer, fresh squeezed orange juice and their house-made Peruvian roasted pepper-infused Pisco Porton:
1 Cusquena Beer
½ oz Peruvian Roasted Pepper-Infused Pisco Porton
3 oz orange juice
Pour beer into a chilled glass, and then add the pisco and orange juice.
Royal Sonesta Hotel
2222 West Loop South
Ariana Venegas from Royal Sonesta Hotel recommends her personal hangover cure:
1 ½ oz Tito’s vodka
3 oz Zing Zang Bloody Mary mix
4 oz Modelo Especial
Garnish with lime, olives and celery stick
Sparrow Bar + Cookshop
3701 Travis Street
Mike Lukini from Sparrow Bar + Cookshop recommends the Hangover Buster cocktail:
Fill glass with ice and add:
1 tablespoon spicy chili mix*
2 ½ oz orange juice
1 ½ oz lime juice
¾ oz vodka
Fill with 3 oz lager or wheat beer.
Mix and garnish with orange slice.
For the chili mix, combine: sugar, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, tajin and Sumac. Or can substitute with Lukas or Miguelito chili powder.
4601 Washington Ave.
The Counter offers a special “Hangover Burger”, available exclusively on January 1st. Enjoy a 1/3 lb beef burger with baby spinach, tomatoes, American cheese, Black Forest ham, fried egg, and crispy potato sticks on an English muffin, with a side of Hollandaise sauce. This burger is $12, or $11 for The Counter’s loyalty program members.
2815 South Shepherd Drive
Triniti Restaurant offers up the Broken Clock cocktail as their hangover cure:
2 oz Sloanes gin
½ oz raspberry puree
¾ oz grapefruit juice
1 oz jalapeno syrup
Shake all items. Rim with spice salt and garnish with jalapeno slice.