There’s a reason why people love drinking Bloody Marys the day after going on a bender (besides getting some hair of the dog, which most experts generally agree is more of a temporary hiatus than a cure for a hangover) – it’s rich in the vitamins, minerals and enzymes that booze robs your body of and it contains fructose with aids in metabolizing alcohol in your system. One way to stop the room from spinning is to imbibe some tomato juice mixed with a little cayenne pepper, sugar, and lime.
Sorry if this makes us disciples of Captain Obvious but we really couldn’t compile a natural hangover cure list without including good old H20. It’s tried and true and it will work better than probably any other remedy in this article as long as you remember one thing – stay sober enough to drink loads of it after you get home from partying or better yet, during. Speaking from personal experience, drinking one glass of water for every shot, glass or can of alcohol will almost guarantee you no hangover the next day and if you can’t swing that, the next best thing is to chug 3 or 4 cups of water right before you hit the hay. But we all know that having the presence of mind to hydrate properly when you’ve had a bunch of cocktails is easier said than done, so you can still do it in the morning when you wake up – although an ounce of prevention could have saved you a pound(ing headache) of cure.
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*Interesting word usage note. As Althouse explains here, both “party hearty” and “party hardy” are commonly used phrases that are both “right” in their own ways, but they actually mean two different things.