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Eyewitness Booze Investigation: Mercy Hangover Prevention Drink

In late fall of 2008, my overseer at one of the filthy and rich companies for which I write fibs gave me a bottle of Jameson 18-Year-Old Limited Reserve. I wrote my benefactor a sincere and heartfelt thank-you Post-It and squirreled the bottle away for a special occasion, and then I realized that getting a free bottle of high-end whiskey is pretty special and oh did I have myself an occasion. Then it was Christmas for the next six weeks and then it was New Year's, and by the time I got around to checking my email in the 15-minute break between the Super Bowl and St. Patrick's Day, I was no longer that company's favorite freelancer. It happens. More

Searching for the Perfect Hangover Cure

For those who indulged—er, overindulged—during recent holiday festivities, the ache and groan of a hungover New Year's morning is now but a blurry memory. While there are certainly a few who woke up feeling quaky and off-center and resolved "never again," many of us will likely find ourselves in a similar scenario sooner or later. Surprisingly though, or not, there's been very little serious scientific attention paid to the matter of the hangover. More

Good Hangover Breakfasts

From top left clockwise: Pancakes, chorizo and potato frittata, migas, fried egg sandwich. Got a little headache? These feel-good breakfasts should do the trick (all washed down with a Bloody Mary of course). Silver Dollar Pancakes Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes The Greatest Waffle Recipe Ever Huevos Rancheros Migas Eggs-in-Toast (not really a recipe, but just a reminder that it exists) Spinach and Cheese Frittata Chorizo and Potato Frittata Green Eggs and Parma Ham Bean Toasts with Herbs and Eggs Potato Crusted Sausage, Leek and Spinach Quiche Fried Egg Sandwich Soppressata, Egg, and Ricotta Sandwiches on Buttermilk Biscuits... More

Hangover Cures From a Bartender

John Imperioli, the bartender at Gusto, recommends tomato juice with two dashes of Angostura bitters and two dashes of Tabasco. "The spicier the better." He also suggests half ginger ale, half cranberry juice with a squeeze of lime.... More

Jeeves, and the Art of Curing the Hangover

Jeeves, valet to Bertie Wooster, is one of the most renowned characters of English fiction. How did he garner fame and notoriety? Well, it all began on the day that Bertie hired him in the first of P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves stories. Jeeves confronts Bertie's wretching hangover with his magic potion: raw egg, Worcester sauce, and red pepper. As Jeeves puts it: "It is the Worcester sauce that gives it its colour. The raw egg makes it nutritious. The red pepper gives it its bite. Gentlemen have told me they have found it extremely invigorating after a late evening." Lo and behold, the hangover vanished. Bertie attests: "I would have clutched at anything that looked like a lifeline that morning.... More

Hangovers, Classified

From a glossary of hangover categories on The Observer's Word of Mouth blog: Angsty Hangover — in which flashes of the deeply dangerous dialogue that you shared with inappropriate people (colleagues, family members, close friends, exes) return with awful clarity at half hourly intervals through the course of the following morning. There's also "Blatherer's Regret," "The Film of Shame," "Karaoke Hangover," and "The Black Hole," among others. Photograph from iStockPhoto.com... More

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