After a rough New Years Eve night we know everyone is nursing a hangover today. Whether you were ripping tequila shots at midnight or popping bottles of Andre to celebrate, chances are your not feeling so hot today. Start the year off right by shaking that hangover with 9 surefire cures to get you feeling right just to do it all over again tonight.
CURE 9: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Fuck if we know, we got hung up drinking Long Island Iced Teas in the Times Square Applebee’s. Seriously, you can’t cure what you ain’t got, so hopefully you did some intense training in ‘08 to prepare for the great binge of ‘09. Remember what your mother told you, Alcoholics don’t get hangovers.
CURE #8: EAT A TUNA FISH SANDWICH WITH EXTRA PICKLES
Replenish your protein, Vitamin D and omega-3s with the tuna and get back some Vitamin C with the pickles. If you’re on top of things enough to get a little gourmet, add a slice of gruyere.
CURE #7: ALKA-SELTZER
If at all possible, avoid using pain relievers for hangovers. Acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) teams with alcohol to basically gang rape your liver; ibuprofen (Advil) will do a number to your stomach lining. Alka-Seltzer’s not much better (its pain relief component is aspirin), but it works the fastest and has the added benefit of helping calm your stomach.
CURE #6: MENUDO
This one’s easy: roll out of bed and cue up a Menudo LP on your record player (they all work, but we especially recommend Los Fantasmas). If there’s a gun, knife or hammer handy, you’ll immediately kill yourself, bang bang, hangover cured. Menudo is also a traditional Mexican soup made with tripe that’s a great restorative. Unfortunately not so great a restorative that it will help you recover from the Ricky Martin-Menudo cure.
CURE #5: RU-21
Developed by the KGB so their agents could function the morning after epic games of beer pong with their American counterparts, RU-21 allows you to drink like a Russian (reduced life expectancy not included, we assume). We’ve even got a snappy slogan for ‘em: “Toss trifey a RU-486 and pop a RU-21 yourself!”
CURE #4: BULL’S EYE
Take a glass of orange juice, drop a raw egg in it and drink. Sounds gross, tastes grosser, but the protein x Vitamin C collabo is unmatched. And if you get salmonella poisoning from the egg, your simple hangover will seem like a mosquito bite.
CURE #3: SAUERKRAUT
Like the pickles in the tuna fish salad, a little vingarey cabbage helps restore vital nutrients. Not to be confused with a pissed off dude named Dieter.
CURE #2: GET BURIED UP TO YOUR NECK IN SAND
OK, so we’ve never actually tried this one, and it does seem like it’s a little more trouble than it’s worth, but apparently it’s an Irish tradition and they know a few things about drinking. We assume it’s easiest done with a hoe’make her dig, you dig?!
CURE #1: START DRINKING AGAIN
Hair of the dog, liquid breakfast, daddy’s little hand-steadier’whatever you call it, sometimes you’ve just got to dust yourself off and jump back on that horse (or fall off the wagon; feel free to use your own Oregon Trail metaphor). Go to the fridge and grab two cans of beer. Hold one against your temple; drink the other. Rinse and repeat. Do this enough and you’ll have plenty of the “practice” mentioned previously in Cure #9 by the time 2010 rolls around.
Info Courtesy Of Complex.com