With the end of summer around the corner, day drinking is often on the schedule. You’re all set to go out with friends and meet for a drink or two. But sometimes one or two turns into five or six.
Having a little too much always comes with a price: a notorious hangover. If you’re falling victim to a throbbing headache and bloodshot eyes, you know it’s time to cure those post-party aches with a hangover-curing drink.
If you’re wondering how to ease your growing pains, you’ve come to the right place.
These are the best drinks to cure your hangover:
Kind of obvious but worth mentioning. If there’s one thing your body needs after a night of drinking, it’s water. Lots of it.
Alcohol is a diuretic and depletes your body of water. This causes you to be dehydrated the morning after, especially if you were drinking on an empty stomach.1
A few signs of dehydration caused by alcohol are dizziness, thirst, and feeling lightheaded. So make sure you drink plenty of water while drinking and the day after. Drinking enough water while imbibing might help you skip the hangover altogether.2
Squeeze half a lemon in your water to feel even better.
2. Coconut Water
An all-time favorite drink to get rid of hangovers, coconut water’s potassium content is exactly what your body needs right now. Plus, the refreshing flavor is delicious.
Your body loses essential electrolytes, like potassium, when you drink alcohol. Coconut water is rich in electrolytes, which helps your body recover from the hangover.3
It’s a must-keep-in-arm’s-reach kind of drink to fight hangovers and feel like yourself again.
3. Virgin Bloody Mary
A virgin Bloody Mary is a great drink to forget about hangovers and get on with your day. Thanks to its potassium and sodium content, the tomato juice is super effective in treating hangovers.
But no trade-offs here. Although having a regular Bloody Mary with alcohol might ease your headache for a bit, it’s not what your body needs right now. Your body needs a break to detox from all the booze.
If you’re home and craving a refreshing virgin Bloody Mary, here’s a quick recipe to try:
Virgin Bloody Mary
- 3 oz tomato juice or clamato juice
- 1 lime, squeezed
- A dash of Worcestershire sauce
- A pinch of sea salt
- Ground pepper (freshly ground makes it better!)
- 2 dashes of hot sauce (Tabasco or Cholula, optional)
- A celery stalk for garnish
Mix all the ingredients in a glass, except the celery, and mix very well. Garnish with the celery, serve, and enjoy.
4. Miso Soup
A warm bowl of soup, or even just the broth as a drink, might be the ultimate hangover cure. Not only does the warmth sit really well on a most-likely upset stomach, but the sodium and other electrolytes found in the broth are also set to make you feel like new.
Miso soup also contains probiotics + antioxidants, which are easy on your stomach and support good digestion.
You’re set to feel a lot better after having this delicious soup. So drink it up to kiss your hangover goodbye.
5. A Smoothie
Hangover or not, a smoothie is the perfect drink to start your day. But it’s especially good if you’re experiencing a hangover. Crafting a hangover-killer smoothie is an easy and quick fix. And you probably have all the ingredients you need at home.
Some key fruits to include are bananas, mangos, pears, and cherries. The fructose content of these fruits helps your body get rid of the alcohol you drank. Make sure to also include some greens like spinach and kale for a nutrient-dense drink.
Here’s a recipe to craft the ultimate hangover-killing smoothie:
½ cup mango
1 bunch spinach or kale
1 cup coconut water
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon Greek yogurt (optional)
Cinnamon to taste
Honey to taste
Mix all the ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy.
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Sobrietea’s natural ingredients include kudzu root, to help you reduce your alcohol consumption, and milk thistle, to support your liver.
Drink it before going out to imbibe, and the morning after, to watch your party-pains disappear— if they even show up.
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