[dropcap]L[/dropcap]et it not be said that Washingtonians don’t enjoy their Sunday brunch. The morning-after social scene is simply an excuse to keep the festivities going under the pretense of chicken and waffles.
When nursing a nasty hangover, I say just keep on truckin’.
Expand your horizons beyond mimosas and Bloody Marys and try one of these light pick-me-ups with beer, bubbles or refreshing fruit juices. Large doses of vitamin B-12 work well too, such as in seafood, beef and eggs. Which is why after a particularly rough night, I’ll drink a glass of Prosecco then stick my head in a bucket of fried tilapia.
- Pearl Dive Oyster Palace/Black Jack’s Pearl Cup will wake you up like a cold garden hose. A take on the Pimm’s Cup with freshly sliced cucumbers and gin, it is light, sweet and extremely refreshing. 1612 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. 202.989.5225.
- Immensely popular in New Orleans, where it was invented, the Ramos Gin Fizz ($14) at Founding Farmers is light and frothy, with egg white, sugar and soda. 1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC. 202.822.TRUE.
- The Strawberry Gulick ($10, pictured) at Cork is bright as a pink sunrise with gin, strawberry-mint syrup, Plymouth Sloe Gin and sparkling wine. 1720 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC. 202.265.2675.
- The pomegranate mimosa ($7) at Kramerbooks & Afterwords is deep red, bright and fruity with Pama pomegranate liqueur and champagne. 1517 Conn. Avenue NW, Washington DC. 202.387.3825.