Giveaway: Tickets to Exclusive Hollywood Roosevelt Pool Party + Hangover Cocktails

Relaxing at the Hollywood Roosevelt Pool by Caroline on Crack

Relaxing at the Hollywood Roosevelt Pool.

Our L.A. bartenders are back from Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and boy, are they beat. Lots of cocktailing, partying, schmoozing, debauchery…and cocktailing in humid, high temperatures. Fortunately, Aidan Demarest of Hollywood Roosevelt’s Spare Room knows just how to cure what ails them.

Next Tuesday the 30th, he’s throwing an exclusive pool party at the Hollywood Roosevelt for 100 or so of his bartender friends, as a follow-up to his infamous Recovery Room at Tales.

Thanks to a slew of liquor sponsors — Cointreau, Brugal Rum, Zu Vodka, Piper Sonoma Champagne, Abita Beer, Fortaleza Tequila, Four Roses Bourbon — guests will be retoxed with the following hangover-relieving cocktails:

  • The Anti-Oxidant: Zu vodka, pomegranate, Cointreau and lime
  • Green Room: Champagne, Cointreau and mango puree
  • The Noon-Day Reviver: Brugal Rum, ginger and bitters
  • Pit Stop Shot: Zu vodka, Chipotle and OJ served with 2 aspirin and 2 Vitamin C
  • Speedy Recovery: Brugal Rum, Cointreau, black tea, lemon and honey
  • Super Sangrita: Fortaleza Tequila, Cointreau, lime served with a fresh carrot, beet and ginger chaser

Aidan was quick to remind me that studies show that drinking is actually healthy. Well, that’s all I needed to hear!

At this pool party lucky attendees will also be treated to a stress-relieving yoga class by the Roosevelt’s Donna DeCoster (Runyon Canyon Yoga), a massage by Gabriel Kimson (Conceptual Wellness) and a mini facial. Bonus is that girls will get a makeover after their facial so they can return to the party gorgeous.


Again, this exclusive party is for bar industry folk BUT Aidan was generous enough to give me five pairs of tickets to give away to five lucky crackheads. If your calendar is cleared that morning (obviously, no 9-5ers..unless you, ahem, call in sick) and you want in, all you have to do is the following for a chance at the tickets (no limit to how many times you enter):

  1. Leave a comment below saying what’s your favorite hangover cure. I’m always on the lookout for a new one!
  2. Tweet: “I wanna go to @cointreauusa @hwood_roosevelt’s pool party, @carolineoncrack!”
  3. Post on my Caroline on Crackheads Facebook page what’s your favorite hangover-relieving cocktail and you must tag Cointreau and Hollywood Roosevelt in your post (you have to like their pages to be able to tag them).

I’ll randomly pick 5 winners via on Friday at noon and notify them via email. If I don’t hear from you by 5pm this Friday, I’ll draw another winner so check your email, crackheads!


Hollywood Roosevelt
7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, California 90028 (map)
Facebook: Hollywood Roosevelt
Twitter: @hwood_roosevelt

22 Responses to Giveaway: Tickets to Exclusive Hollywood Roosevelt Pool Party + Hangover Cocktails
  1. Jenn
    August 23, 2011 | 10:08 am

    my favorite hangover cure is brunch & a bloody mary

  2. yolanda evans
    August 23, 2011 | 10:21 am

    best hangover cure is greasy food. Do a greasy english fry-up beakfast. It will it the spot

  3. David Neudorfer
    August 23, 2011 | 10:33 am

    The best cure to any hangover is to keep drinking the next morning. Bottomless Bloody Marys are my cure.

  4. Kika
    August 23, 2011 | 10:48 am

    I can’t eat anything if I’m hungover, so I make sure to drink water (and lots of it) and pop two tylenols before I hit the sheets after a long night of drinking. Nothing new, but it sure does help.

  5. Amber
    August 23, 2011 | 11:13 am

    I was recently told that if prior to heading out for an evening of intense boozing one drinks down a full glass of OLIVE OIL the next morning there will be NO hangover or nausea…although I think I’d probably throw up before even finishing the olive oil!

  6. Peter
    August 23, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Sausage McMuffin, Mama!

  7. TrixiMenage
    August 23, 2011 | 11:37 am

    Pedialyte works damn well for dehydrating after a rockin night!!!

  8. Juanita
    August 23, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    pozole, mexican stew.

  9. Kaitlin
    August 23, 2011 | 8:35 pm

    Coconut water before I go to bed and another one in the morning!

  10. Charlie
    August 23, 2011 | 9:35 pm

    coffee and aspirin. it’s hard to argue with science (link below).

  11. charlie
    August 23, 2011 | 9:36 pm

    coffe and aspirin. It’s hard to argue with science (link below).

  12. Rebekah
    August 23, 2011 | 11:49 pm

    My surefire hangover cure is a cheeseburger from Tommy’s.

  13. Meghan
    August 24, 2011 | 10:42 am

    Fried egg sandwich, with cheese and a diet Sprite. Cures what ails you every time.

  14. Hemang
    August 24, 2011 | 10:43 am

    My favorite cure for a hangover is a piping hot bowl of pho!

  15. martini
    August 24, 2011 | 11:55 am

    1. 2 aspirins and large water before bed
    2. no alarm clock-sleep until you wake up naturally
    3. Aunt Jemima’s french toast sausage & egg sandwich
    4. Ginger martini or 2
    5. dark sunglasses
    6. lounge chair by the pool (preferably the Roosevelt)
    hangover dissolved!

  16. Jade
    August 24, 2011 | 12:16 pm

    I’d love to go- sounds awesome!

  17. Jade
    August 24, 2011 | 12:19 pm

    Hit enter too soon- my favorite hangover cure is cupcakes- the more icing the better!

  18. Jessie
    August 24, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    Yunnan style “crossing the bridge noodles,” aka guoqiao mixian, at Yunnan Garden in Alhambra!

  19. Yvonne S
    August 24, 2011 | 11:35 pm

    I swear by: guzzling as much water as you are capable of ingesting in one sitting, then drinking more water; sleeping in as long as possible (seriously, if friends attempt to drag me out for brunch before noon, I’ll cut them, right before yaking all over them); remaining in as much darkness as possible- I swear the sun just exacerbates any hangover symptoms. The most important cure-all, though, is having a loved one who can fetch you breakfast & coffee so you can languish in bed all day.

  20. Kat
    August 25, 2011 | 7:56 pm

    Vitamin B complex is my go to Hangover cure!

  21. armando
    August 26, 2011 | 11:34 am

    breakfast burrito from el gran burrito

  22. Caroline on Crack
    August 26, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    Contest has ended. Stay tuned to hear who won! Thanks for playing!