Have a little too much fun last night? Dude, hangovers in my 30s are like a 3 day situation! Over the years, I’ve gathered a few hangover cures that I thought you’d like to hear about. Are these going to work for everyone? No….but might as well try, right?!
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Since I founded InBooze, a brand of alcohol infusion pouches, I figured I should share my hangover tips. I fully stand behind my claim that drinking InBooze lessens your hangover because there is MUCH less sugar than the other options out there, but still. I’m here to help!
If you have a tried and true hangover cure, spill it in the comments below!
Yup, I am starting to think this is why those Pickleback shots are becoming so popular. They actually help hangovers, too! Try to take a shot or two of pickle juice OR eat a few pickle spears before you go to bed. The sodium helps lessen your hangover.
Head to Costco or Target and get a big old bottle of B12. It helps rehydrate AND energize you in the morning after. I like to pop one first thing after waking up with some Excedrin. Obviously, drink a lot of water, too. I recently read from my Pump Rules favorites Tom and Ariana that they swear by Midol. Side note: I can’t wait to check out their new book, Fancy AF Cocktails.
Bonus perk of B12: it helps with that daily 3:00 afternoon slump, too. You know, when the kids are about to come home and you are wondering why you can barely keep your eyes open…
I learned this one from working plenty of Sunday brunch shifts as a server back in the day. Fellow co-workers would stumble in and ask for the “Bartender’s Cure”. Okay, who am I kidding. It’s me!
Guys, it’s truly magical! Ready for it: grab a rocks glass, fill it with some ice and add about 4 ounces of lemon lime pop (ie: 7UP or Sprite). Stir and then add about 4 shakes of Bitters. The combo of bitters, plus bubbly from the lemon lime helps in minutes. Yes, it’s a little rough to choke down…but give it a whirl!
The electrolytes in coconut water do wonders to rehydrate you. While the OG standby Gatorade works well, too, I like that there are WAY less sugar in coconut water. Drink plain on the rocks, or throw it in a smoothie with some fruit!
Hair of the dog.
When all else fails, get yourself a nice, hearty Bloody Mary. Don’t forget the beer chaser!
Here are a few recipes that you might enjoy:
Always wonder why we say “Hair of the Dog”? Here’s a little background:
The fuller version of this phrase, that is, ‘the hair of the dog that bit me’, gives a clue to the source of the name of this supposed hangover cure. That derivation is from the medieval belief that, when someone was bitten by a rabid dog, a cure could be made by applying the same dog’s hair to the infected wound. – Source: Phrases.org.uk
Do you have a go-to hangover cure? Don’t keep this a secret, share with us!