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A new drug and old faithful tips for holiday hangovers

December 25th, 2011 No Comments

You know it’s coming.  If it already hasn’t.  That cheap party wine and/or “I mixed too many liquors” holiday hangover is bound to get you.  Ugh.  I had one the other day from a martini and 2 glasses of red wine over the course of 5 hours.  (Although I must say, I don’t consider that to be indulgent, do you?!)

I blame myself because I mixed drinks and failed to down a 5 Hour energy prior to going out.  That thing works every time AND keeps me awake until midnight.

Of course I neglected the other easy ways to avoid hangovers:

  • Drink water before, during, and after drinking
  • Choose light colored alcohols (vodka, gin, white wine) instead of whisky and red wine
  • Use sugarless mixers (water is the best choice)
  • Stick to one alcohol for the night

My usual routine is to drink Grey Goose and water with lemon or wine.  NO mixed drinks.  If I want a margarita, I have the bartender shake tequila, fresh lime juice, water, and maybe some Grand Marnier or agave.  I leave “pre-prohibition” or speciality cocktails  alone. First of all, I can’t stand to drink a whole tumbler of something so sweet and knowing it’s going to give me a headache the next day makes the pretty cocktail so unappealing.

Even though we all have our rules, sometimes we forget our good judgement at home.  The morning after, when we feel like crap, we can now pop two Blowfish For Hangovers tablets in a glass of water and down it quicker than we did last night’s cocktails.  Sounds like Alka-Seltzer or Bayer to me, but the makers stand by their mix:

  • Aspirin
  • Caffiene
  • Sodium
  • Phenylalanine

Supposedly the concoction actually relieves your stomach pain instead of upsetting it like ibuprofen and coffee, the two things we reach for first.

Blowfish is only available NOW for the ragers in NYC at Ricky’s and by delivery.  The rest of us can get a free sample or buy it from the website.  Otherwise we’ll have to wait until after the holiday to pick it up at the drug store.  Just in time for spring break I suppose :)

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