It is New Year's Day, and many people are just waking up (but some will probably sleep until it gets dark outside) with hangovers. I have heard many people say "I can handle my liquor" only to see them in agony the following morning. This started back in college when I noted those who thought they could "handle" their drinking ended up with the worst hangovers.
I'll never forget what one of my old buddies said about hangovers: "I gauge how much of a good time I had by the hangover I get. Since I can't remember much of what I did, I know I had a blast by the severity of my condition."
Well, this was a convoluted kind of thinking, but he did have a point I suppose. The worst hangover I ever had (I think I may have had three or four in my entire life) was after my friend's wedding. I was sick for two days and nothing I tried worked.
That was twenty years ago, and since then I've learned some home recipes for hangover cures that I wish I knew back then. Anyway, I share with you ones I've learned over the years. I am sure there are more and hope you will let me know about them in your comments.
Cure 1: raw egg, milk, orange juice, and teaspoon of honey Note: I have tried this and it doesn't taste so bad. It works better if you put it in a shaker or blender to get rid of that taste of raw egg.
Cure 2: pickles, peanut butter, and chocolate ice cream (mixed up)
Note: Never tried this, but a friend told me he got the idea when his wife was pregnant. He swears it works.
Cure 3: fried egg, cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, and bacon on white bread
Note: Perhaps a tasty sandwich, but I don't know about it working as a cure.
Cure 4: shot of liquor (whatever it was you last had) dropped into 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup of orange juice (supposed to drink it down all at once)
Note: Never tried it; doesn't sound so bad.
Cure 5: a bottle of Weisse beer, one cold sausage link, and a piece of white bread
Note: This is a German friend's cure; he says the yeast in the beer is strong and mixes with the other stuff to great effect.