Cures for the New Year’s hangover

When all of the New Year’s Eve parties are over this year and you have to face January 1, you might also find yourself facing a big headache. If you indulge a little too much, don’t worry, a little hair of the dog that bit you is just the cure and luckily, several places around town are happy to help you nurse that hangover on New Year’s Day.bloodymaryblog

For those who want to keep celebrating, head to Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub. On January 1, party animals will enjoy two-for-one beers and well drinks and $5 shots. Rockhouse will top off its wild New Year’s weekend with a “F#@! It’s Really 2011” party Sunday, January 2. Partygoers will start the decade off right with two-for-one beers and Effen Vodka specials all day long.

On Saturday, January 1, revelers can treat their hangovers with T&T’s Mariachi brunch at the Luxor featuring Mexican specialties, two-for-one margaritas and Bloody Marias available from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

Bar Moderno at ARIA offers three spicy options to cure your headache, depending on how rough of  a night you had. The “Slightly Hung-Over” is created with Absolut Vodka, ARIA Mary Mix, Tabasco Chipotle and served over ice with a salted rim. The “Really Hung-Over” is kicked up a notch with Absolut Peppar Vodka, ARIA Mary Mix, Sriracha, served over ice and rimmed with salt and red pepper flakes. If you’re in really rough shape you may need to order a “Fire in the Hole” featuring Herradure Reposado Tequila, ARIA Mary Mix, Tabasco Habanero served up and rimmed with salt and housemade Habanero Dust. The drinks are $14 each.

THEcafé at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay offers six types of unique hand crafted Bloody Marys – The Classic ($10), The Maria ($10), The Caesar ($10), The Smoky ($12), The Spicy ($12) and The Sweet ($12). 

Jasmine at Bellagio has a build-your-own Bloody Mary or Bloody Maria menu. Choose from Tito’s Handmade or Absolut Vodka for your Bloody Mary ($14) or Patron Silver or Milagro Reposado to make your Bloody Maria ($14).  Add in your choice of fresh or marinated/cured ingredients, sauces and salts/spices from the menu and create the perfect drink to cure that hangover.


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