Detox to Retox Your 2014!

image001            The W Hotel in Union Square is giving your new year the ultimate start. We all can vouch that as we get older, the ever infamous hangovers seem to last much longer than a few hours in the morning. Hangovers can take an entire day from your week, and you find yourself still foggy, slightly less coordinated, and motivated even a day or two after.

Luckily for us New Yorkers, and visiting tourists of course, we can head over to the W Hotel Union Square for a specialty hangover cocktail and food-pairing menu. Here the W is offering from January 1-31st, 2014 a Detox to Retox menu, offering Organic Avenue juices and fresh organic ingredients for your meals. One morning after a night of craziness here, and you’ll be good to go and start your year off right.

The menu offers a Prince Harry Cocktail, including Stoli Orange Vodka, Canton Ginger Liqueur, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, and Organic Avenue’s Royal Red Juice. The juice contains carrots, pineapple, beets, ginger, and lemon, which aide in energy, stomach upset, and inflammation. The food pairings with this cocktail sound delightful, and totally delish to cure a hangover. The dish I would go for would be the Tuna Tartare with Spun Cucumber Salad, Rock Shrimp, Whitefish Caviar, and Sesame Ginger Dressing; yum!

The other cocktail being offered is the Coco-Cooler, which includes Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Organic Coconut Water, Pineapple Juice, and Vanilla Bitters. The bitters soothe the stomach, while the coconut water aids in rehydration; this is perfect for the hangover that lasts till late morning. This is paired with Sweet Potato Bravas, Honey Jalapeno Crumbled Feta, Avocado Aioli, and Spicy Roasted Cauliflower.

For those of you who are still feeling your hangover form New Years Eve, or simply want a deliciously healthy meal and cocktail pairing, then head over to the W Hotel Union Square for one of these fantastic choices. You will certainly see this Somm at the W this January! 

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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