Well, here’s the antidote.
(Why, yes, it does involve bourbon. Good guess.)
Disrobe for December in Manhattan, a new venture on the whiskey-related relaxation front that’ll have you exfoliated and rubbed down with your favorite Manhattan-cocktail components, available through December 31 at Hiatus Spa + Retreat.
Swedish massages. Deep-tissue massages. Hot-stone massages. Nothing wrong with any of those. But sometimes you want something a little... different. And higher proof.
So what you’ll do: book an appointment. Then, when the time comes, you’ll walk back into a dark, tiled room where a masseuse will be waiting to cover you with a warm exfoliating mix of bourbon-spiked vanilla, black cherries and nutmeg. A mix that’s going to be rubbed all over you in a vigorous, knot-untying, full-body massage sort of way.
And since all that relaxing is likely to make you thirsty, the whole thing ends with you (still in your robe) sipping a cold Manhattan on a couch in the spa’s lounge.
Whiskey tastes best in a robe.