By now you must know how much I hate hate HATE consuming anything processed. So when I tell you I down a 5 hour Energy before I go out for a big night of drinking – anything over 3 glasses of wine – you know there must be a good reason.
Actually I’ll give you two:
- I find it really hard to stay engaged in conversation after 9pm. Yes, I’m an old lady. The caffeine keeps me alert until at least 11:30pm if I take it around 6pm.
- The ridiculous amount of B12 in that bad boy really does make a huge difference in how I feel the next day.
I obviously didn’t think this one up myself, I had the aid of a seasoned drinker to lead me to the devil and I can’t deny it works.
Here’s the catch. You can’t do this 3 nights in a row. Well, you can, I tried doing 2 nights in Vegas for CES one year and ended up shaking like a crazy person.
Let me be clear: it’s not that I drink that much. It’s that even small amounts of alcohol can give me a headache the next day and I’d rather not go through that.
There is a little more method to this madness to help my hangover. Three more tips:
STICK TO ONE TYPE OF ALCOHOL
If I know I’m going to be drinking more than say 3 glasses of wine, I stick to one type of alcohol all night long. Vodka or wine or beer, but not a mix. This can get tricky if I’m doing dinner then a concert because dinner calls for wine but I don’t dare drink wine in a dive bar, so I usually opt for vodka all the way through.
I don’t use ANY mixers in my drinks. That means no craft cocktails or any funny business.
WATER IN BETWEEN EACH DRINK
I’m not sure why this is such torture, but it is absolutely necessary, so I squeeze in some lemons and take it down quickly.Tweet this!