In the feature “Tips for Avoiding a Hangover”, we discussed what to do to prepare yourself for a night of drinking to avoid the dreaded hangover. But if you failed to follow the tips, read below to find some cure for the dreaded next day after.

Soup #5– this local exotic delicacy, made traditionally of bulls’ balls, is said to cure even the worst of hangovers. The thought of eating testicles is enough to pull anyone out of a hangover.

Soup #5

Rehydrate– We can’t emphasize this enough. Drinking water, coconut juice or even better, Gatorade, is one of the best gifts you can give yourself if you’re hungover. The worst hangovers are caused by dehydration, and rehydrating with water or sports drinks is the best way to recover.

Eat “unhealthy” food– This is probably one of the only times when eating greasy food comes in handy. Eating salty oily food when you’re hungover is one of the best ways to recover. The oil coats your stomach and absorbs the acidity caused by all that drinking the night before and helps you recover quicker.


Bananas– You lose a lot of vitamins when you drink, and eating bananas the next day gets potassium into your system fast. Plus bananas are gentle on the stomach. What’s more, they provide necessary electrolytes lost during heavy drinking.


Sleep– Taking a nap after eating and drinking to replenish your lost nutrients allows you to sleep through the worst of the hangover and allows your body to rest. When you wake up, you’ll feel closer to being human.

Hangover Sleep

Paracetamol– If all else fails, some mild pain meds may help. This works best with the other tips combined.


Hangover Patches– Bytox Patches. We have yet to try these for ourselves but reviews seem convincing. We’re definitely buying a box of these.


Hair of the Dog– This is one of the most common hangover cures: some more alcohol to make you feel better about that hangover. Drinking just a little bit more booze may boost your spirits and lessen the awful effects of a hangover. This drink has all the ingredients your body needs to recover (or so they say!). With that in mind, here’s a recipe for “hair of the dog” cures out there: The Bloody Mary.

Bloody Mary

The Bloody Hail Mary

  • 45 ml vodka
  • 50 ml tomato juice (V8)
  • 10 ml port (or red wine)
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • 5 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 5 ml Chambord (or sugar syrup)
  • 5 ml olive brine
  • 4 dash tabasco
  • 4 dash Lea & Perrins
  • 1 bar spoon of horseradish
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Chill the glass with ice and set aside.
  2. Mix all the ingredients into a shaker and fill with ice.
  3. Shake gently.
  4. Remove the ice from the chilled glass and strain the mixture in.
  5. Garnish with cucumber, olive, cilantro, and black pepper.

Recipe created by UK based bartender Jay Doy is your learned drinking buddy who can tell you what to drink, what you’re drinking and where to drink. Learn about the coolest and the latest bars in the metro, or the newest beverage or new product out in the market, or have fun creating enjoyable drinks from our features and videos within the comfort of your homes.

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