Luc Carl; Ludlow Manor
95 Delancey St., at Ludlow St.; 212-228-0909
The Cure: “I have many hangover cures … I wrote a whole book about it! One of my favorites is the Red Beer (Midwestern Michelada): Pour a twelve-ounce beer into a pint glass. Top it off with tomato juice. Splash of Tabasco. Any bachelor can make this, even having just thrown up.”
Dan Greenbaum; The Beagle
162 Ave. A., nr. E. 10th St.;, 212-228-6900
The Cure: “My fail-safe hangover cure is a mini-beer and soup with meat in it. They sell these little pony Miller High Life at some bodegas, which are a wonderful way to start your day and take the edge off. Then I like to go eat. If I’m in my neighborhood in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, I’ll go eat a consommé made from barbacoa, which is a well-known hangover cure in Mexico. It’s usually only made on weekends from the drippings of either roasted goat or sheep, with some chickpeas, onion, chilies, a little meat, and some other good stuff (you can also get the barbacoa by itself and make your own tacos).”
Joshua Van Horn; Five Leaves
18 Bedford Ave., at Lorimer St., Greenpoint; 718-383-5345
The Cure: “Mine is a two-part remedy: one part for your stomach, and one part for your head. First, I take one eight-ounce bottle of ginger ale, remove cap, add eight dashes of Angostura bitters, put the cap back on and shake gently; open and enjoy. This totally settles my beer belly. Then I pour myself a nice glass of Champagne (or two) to ease my head.”
Steve Muntean; PH-D at the Dream Downtown
355 W. 16th St., nr. Ninth Ave., 212-229-2336
The Cure:“I like to call it reactivation. Have another shot of tequila and it gets the booze from the night before stirred up. Ready to party again.”
William Ward; Marble Lane at the Dream Downtown
355 W. 16th St., nr. Ninth Ave., 212-229-2336
The Cure: “I like to start my day with a mix of fresh grapefruit juice and soda water, “spiked” with a few dashes of grapefruit bitters. Refreshing and mildly sweet, with enough acidity and bitterness to temper the sweet-saltiness of my all-time favorite hangover breakfast: French toast with bacon. Of course, if I need to get my game back on for another day of revelry, I start with a mix of Johnnie Walker Black, Kahlua, and milk.”
Arthur Shepherd; Saint Vitus
1120 Manhattan Ave., nr. Clay St., Greenpoint, 718-246-0200
The Cure: “Something spicy is a great way to get the heart pumping and the glorious fun-juice flowing through one’s tattered body quick and easy. We here at St. Vitus suggest the POPE—a Coors tall boy served with a tasty shot of Irish whiskey, backed by the spiciest of pickleback shots from Brooklyn Brine!”
Jeremy Strawn; Mulberry Project
149 Mulberry St., nr. Grand St., 646-448-4536
Vinatta Project 69 Gansevoort St., nr. Greenwich St.; 646-398-9125
The Cure: “The Aperol Grapefruit Fizz that has vitamins, sugar, and the right amount of alcohol to right your system and is just refreshing the day after you party hard during the holidays/NYE”; Recipe.
Doug Quinn; P.J. Clarke’s
915 Third Ave., at 55th St.; 212-317-1616
The Cure: “If you’re not feeling up to that hair-of-the-dog Bloody Mary or quick red-eye from your closest coffee shop, consider the more health-conscious approach with a fruit smoothie and your daily dose of essential vitamins. I make mine with hot cherry peppers to give things a bit of kick, which is just what you need to wake you up on a hungover morning”; Recipe.
Martim Smith-Mattson; Vandaag
103 Second Ave., at 6th St.; 212-253-0470
The Cure: “The ‘Wiskerke’ is a take on one of my favorite martinis, the Gibson, which is one of my favorite drinks to have when I’m hungover. I caution you to drink this one slowly, the pickled onion and the seaweed bring a nice savory, briney quality which is great”; Recipe.
Christian Schaal; Nights and Weekends
1 Bedford Ave., at Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint; 718-383-5349
The Cure: “The Bermuda Sour has components and flavors that people generally associate with breakfast hangover remedies, specifically citrus and eggs. Here I’m using cointreau (or combier), lime, and egg whites, which combine to produce a smooth, creamy drink that coats the stomach while the alcohol numbs your hangover headache. I like to think of this drink as a dark-rum take on the classic Corpse Reviver No. 2”; Recipe.
Taso Pavlou; Studio Square
35-33 36th St., nr. 35th Ave., Long Island City; 718-383-1001
The Cure: “This ‘Drink of Shame’ is my own version of the Bloody Mary, which also incorporates all of the components of the quintessential hangover brunch—egg, ketchup, Tabasco … but the pickle juice really is the cure here”; Recipe.
Angel Deleon; Yerba Buena
23 Ave. A, nr. 2nd St.; 212-529-2919
The Cure: “‘El Jugito,’ with carrots, citrus, and hangover tonic includes carotene, which may improve imperfect vision, and Vitamin C for the immune system. Its antioxidants may help prevent further cellular damage and perk up your skin”; Recipe