Too Much Merriment? Try These Hangover Cures

Posted: April 9, 2011 by divebardiva in Daily Ramblings

Okay people, this one is short and sweet. But I promise by Monday I will be back into the swing of things. Vacation does have a tendency to take the wind out of my sails a bit. Now don’t get me wrong, I drink. However, on vacation I have a tendency to start early and finish late.

There are no chores to be done, no ‘Boy’ to make breakfast for. No bills to pay, no dinner to make.

Idle hands are the devils playground…vacation is the poster child for idle hands. I have been known to be the poster child for the devil. 🙂

So, today we’re going to discuss hangover cures. Before we get into my tried-and-trues, here are 5 popular hangover cures from around the globe.

  1. In Ecuador, they swear by oregano tea.
  2. In Germany, they eat a herring wrapped around a pickle to put the spring back into their lederhosen.
  3. In Mongolia — get ready for this — they suck down a pickled sheep’s eyeball in tomato juice.
  4. In Poland, it’s sauerkraut juice.
  5. In Canada, Ginger Ale is the beverage of choice after too many Molsons.

Here in the good ole USA, at my house, I have a few favorites. People will always tell you hair of the dog, and sometimes that has worked for me. (Hey, when you fall off a horse, you need to get right back on.) However, usually it’s food and a late morning nap that does the trick.

Here are my three go-to foods for a hangover cure. Please keep in mind that they must be made as specified in the recipe, with no deviation, for them to work.

Burnt Grilled Cheese

Two pieces wheat bread buttered on one side – I shouldn’t have to say real butter…but I will – Sliced cheddar cheese and cooked bacon

Put one piece butter side down on a hot pan add cheese and bacon…once it gets a little melty add the other piece butter side up, smash and flip…keep flippin over and over until each side is a little burnt.

Eat and nap!

White Trash Nachos

Take one bag of nacho cheese Doritos and shredded sharp cheddar cheese…make a thin layer of chips and load that cheese up…microwave for two minutes until the cheese is bubbly.

Serve with a icy cold Coke in a can. (not in the can…cause I can hear ya’ll gigglin)

Again a nap will be in order.

Domino’s Pepperoni Pizza:

Okay, being from New York I can be damn picky about pizza but this is without a doubt the best hangover cure EVER.

One Domino’s Hand Tossed Pepperoni Pizza – Well Done (I cannot stress ‘well done’ enough)

You might want a 2-liter with this one…Coke on ice cannot be beat.

Nap and repeat pizza as necessary until the bad feelings subside.

So that’s it, party peeps. If you have some sort of cheese aversion — or have been so terrible in a past life that you are, in fact, lactose intolerant and you can’t even HAVE cheese — then my apologies for the list. For the rest of you, this is the tried-and-true.

Trust me…I’m a professional.

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