It’s the day after Christmas and your stomach is still full and your head is beginning to pound. You slowly remember all that turkey, ham or roast along with the bottle after bottle of wine, beer and whatever else was your drink of choice. Before you reach for those Tums and Aspirin we have we have some drinks and tips to help your hangover.
By Paloma B. Schmidt
Everyone knows that the second you wake up after a night of drinking, you’re parched. So you reach for a bottle of water, but a glass of juice or Gatorade will help to recharge your electrolytes faster. Even some milk will coat the stomach and help ease the pain. For those who are a little more adventurous but want to try something new instead of the tried-and-true Bloody Mary or Mimosa. I have your answers, three of some of the best hang over cures tested by yours truly; Angostura Highball, Eye Opener, and the Ich Bin. For those who like to live dangerously, but without the liquid courage, I’ve also included a Virgin Mary recipe to add some spice to your morning tomato juice.
Anglostura Highball is plain and simple.
- 1 tablespoon Angostura Bitters
- A splash or more of Ginger Ale
Ice cubes plus highball glass times Bitters, and ginger ale squared equals a great pick me up, even if you enjoy it in bed.
Eye Opener has a little more of an ingredient list compared to the Highball.
- 1 1/2 ounces Light Rum
- 1 teaspoon Curaçao
- 1 teaspoon Crème de Cacao
- 1 teaspoon Pernod
- 1/2 teaspoon Superfine Sugar
- 1 Strained egg yoke
- 3 or 4 Ice Cubes
Combine all of the ingredients into your beloved cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake then strain into a cocktail glass using fresh ice cubes.
Ichbien sounds like a German drink and its das gut.
- 1 1/2 ounces Brandy
- 1/2 ounce Curaçao
- 1 egg Yolk
- 4 ounces Milk
- 3 or 4 Ice Cubes
Combine all ingredients except the nutmeg in a cocktail shaker and shake it like yo mama made ya. Strain into an 8-ounce goblet (or a regular glass if you’re not that fancy), and grate a little nutmeg on top if you so please.
And last, but certainly not least, behold the Virgin Mary.
- 1 cup Tomato Juice
- 3 or 4 Squirts of Horseradish Sauce to taste
- Worcestershire Sauce to taste
- Tabasco to taste
- Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
In a tall glass, mug or schooner fill with ice, tomato juice, preferably V8, and stir in the seasonings. First with the horseradish, then worcestershire sauce, and a splash of tabasco at the end if you like it spicy. Then add salt or pepper with a lemon wedge and celery stick to make it pretty.
Try one or try them all, but most importantly Enjoy!