Drinking and Dining in “Christmas City” Bethlehem, PA and Hangover Smoothie

One of my greatest experiences living in “Christmas City” Bethlehem, PA, this past Holiday Season; is that my husband and I enjoyed tons of Holiday parties, socials, girls nights at Hotel Bethlehem, and book club nights. One of our favorite dining experiences is at Historic Hotel Bethlehem’s Sunday Brunch, with delicious breakfast and Bloody Mary’s. Also, make it a point to McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub Irish Pub for delicious bangers and mash. The Red Stag also has an extensive whiskey bar and weekly music.

For more intimate sexy night out check out Corked Wine Bar and Steak House/Sports Bar. They offer 32 wines by glass and 24 specialty beers on tap. The upscale restaurant and bar has a lounge nightlife with a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights. And last but not least, you must taste Tapas if you haven’t already! It’s an airy indoor/outdoor eatery serving Spanish tapas and Sangria. They make 9 different homemade Sangrias. They are so delicious!! My favorite is Sparkling Apple Cider.

Wooden Match is a great ending for dessert and cigars. As long as you do not mind the smoky atmosphere.

Since the party is never over in “Christmas City”, with the plethora of restaurants and experienced mixologists, I wanted to share another kind of suggestion for your morning after; a pick-me-up that will truly do the trick!

Hangover Cure Smoothie

1 TBSP Coconut oil, to help brain function and balance glucose levels;

1 cup Greek yogurt, probiotics help to bring back digestive balance;

1 TBSP chia seeds, also excellent source for digestion;

1 small banana, for potassium and to help soothe your stomach;

1/2 cup frozen spinach or kale, to aid in detox and alkalinity;

1/2 cup fresh blueberries, powerful antioxidants to help your system get back what it needs;

1 cup coconut water, super hydrating and restores electrolytes;

honey and cinnamon to taste, excellent mood elevators;

1/2 cup ice

Put all in blender; mix for 3 minutes or less. Drink up this “Smoothie Cure” so you can thrive once again!

So, while you are living here in “Christmas City “, or coming to visit with good friends, be safe and feel good while doing it!