New Year’s Eve parties are just a few days away and many will feel less than 100% after having too much of a good time. The unavoidable downside to an evening of fun and drinking your favorite cocktails is the dreaded hangover, the following day. One would hope that someone would invent the magic cure for the hangover, but sadly not. While the following remedies may help ease your suffering quite simply the only way to truly cure a hangover is not to drink too much the night before.
Popular Pick-Me Up Libations
We have all heard of the expression ‘The Hair Of The Dog’, and it has been around since Shakespeare’s time. It refers to placing a few dog hairs over a dog’s bite wound to cure the wound. The expression has somehow evolved into a drinking metaphor. It is the notion that drinking a bit more alcohol will lessen a hangover.
BLOODY MARY – It gets all the press, and it is the most popular of the morning after cure. The Bloody Mary is for people who can’t face food, a meal in a glass.
THE RED EYE – It is a popular breakfast after a hangover. It is the combination of equal part of beer and tomato juice with vodka. The Red-Eye was featured in the movie Cocktail and has many variations. The MEXICAN RED-EYE uses tequila instead of vodka. The ENGLISH RED-EYE uses gin instead of vodka.
CORPSE REVIVER – The Corpse Reviver is very much a hair-of-the-dog type of hangover cure. It will either ease your suffering or send you straight back to bed.
PICK-ME UP – It is the combination of equal amounts of Fernet Branca and sweet vermouth with 2 dashes of Angostura bitters. Fernet Branca was the only legitimate alcohol available in the US during prohibition due to its amazing restorative properties.
PRAIRIE OYSTER COCKTAIL – Not for the faint of heart. A Prairie Oyster Cocktail is a drink consisting of a raw egg, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt and ground black pepper. The egg is broken into a glass so as not to break the yolk.
Do you want to know other remedies to counteract your hangover? Visit AskMen magazine for the 20 best hangover cures from their readers.
Popular Food To Cure A Hangover
MEXICAN FOOD – The filling is protein and carb-rich with a satisfying side of grease.
EGG MUFFIN SANDWICH – Get your multiple food groups and nutrients into a compact sandwich.
MONDO BURGER – This is a perfect and tasty hangover cure with just the right amount of grease, spice, and substance. The recipe for a Super Burger.
HUEVOS RANCHEROS – The key to great Huevos Rancheros is the right proportion of salsa and eggs. You might add a lot of hot sauce to sweat out those toxins in your body.
TWICE THE VICES – The unlikely combination of bacon and doughnuts is the perfect breakfast for those who can’t decide between savory or sweet.
Hangover Cures From Around the World
You have heard of them and maybe tried a few of them out of desperation.
ANCIENT ROMANS – Eat fried canary.
ENGLAND – Eat clam chowder.
FRANCE- Eat or drink a thick onion soup.
HAITI – A simply cure by sticking thirteen black headed pins into the cork of the bottle you drank from.
RUSSIA – Have salted cucumber juice and black bread soaked in water.
Have a safe and wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration.