Hotel Astor will be offering "prescriptions" alongside cocktails at its intimate New Year's Eve bash tonight.
Don't believe us? Just ask "apotheker" Albert Trummer, who will be mixing his medicinal concoctions from 5 p.m. until 5 a.m.
"I found that my drinks are able to create a special mood in my clients based on the mixture of elixirs and alcohol that I provide," he says.
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What kind of elixirs, exactly? "After over 20 years in the bar business and traveling the world, I've gathered special herbs that I put into my secret homemade elixirs," explains Trummer. "They hail from Italian monasteries, perfume-makers in Southern France, Venezuelan magic doctors, and Austrian apothecaries."
Sounds interesting. Plus, it gives you an excuse to drink. And if you're looking for another excuse, Hotel Astor is offering free entry all night, and an open bar from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. for only $75.
There will also be several guest DJs; indoor and outdoor party areas, each featuring different ambiances; and a bar menu available from midnight till late.
If you want to get there early to avoid traffic and lack of parking, the hotel is also providing two dinner seatings from an a la carte menu, one at 8 p.m. and one at 10:30 p.m.
Trummer says revelers bringing in the New Year at Hotel Astor will be in for a unique end to 2013: "We're creating a vintage atmosphere at Hotel Astor on New Year's Eve. Think Freud's living room. It's going to be a classic, throwback, speakeasy, garden feel. I'm really looking forward to it."
His curing cocktails fall under several categories, including stress relievers, pain killers, euphoric enhancers, aphrodisiacs, stimulants, and pharmaceuticals: "My guests always leave in a happy mood. I'm not sure if it's the botanicals or the alcohol, but either way it works."
And if the medicine does its job, there's no need to drive home -- you're already at a hotel.
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