Happy Hour [23/7/21]

I need a drink

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about various cocktails, shared some drinking stories, and discussed our favorite bar snacks. But what about the morning after, Deadsplinters? How do you cure a hangover? Sleeping it off is obviously the best approach, but sometimes those pesky jobs demand we rise and shine in spite of our upset stomachs and pounding heads. I have more than a little experience in this matter and I’ve found a fried egg sandwich with jalapenos and a large glass of chocolate milk has the right balance of grease, heat, and sweet to get me feeling semi-human again. Far & Wide’s list of Best Hangover Foods In the World offers some interesting suggestions including restorative soups and a few fish dishes guaranteed to make me feel even worse.

What’s your go-to hangover breakfast. Pickled herring, tea and toast, or hair of the dog?



  1. Gallons of strong coffee with sugar and cream. Pretty much my regular breakfast, except no sugar.

    • You definitely need sugar for a hangover.

    • This. Although I regularly eat food for breakfast, I do not want anything solid when I’m hung over.

  2. I highly recommend soda stream caffeine free diet cola, PM me for your very own supply.
    My body has a built in hangover avoidance mechanism. Before I get that drunk I’m calling ralph on the porcelain phone.

    • That’s funny, we always called it praying to Ralph, the God of porcelain.

    • Lol, no takers for the caffeine free cola? 
      i wish my body reacted that way. By the time I get to that point I’m wasted.

  3. If my stomach can handle the grease, Portuguese sausage, rice and eggs.  If I am beyond that, Saimin.  All with large glasses of ice water!

    • I had to Google saimin. That would do the trick for me too.

  4. When I drank I never got a hangover.  I was ready to go the next morning, no problems.  Of course, that was assuming I didn’t wind up in the hospital with all of the internal pain that eventually resulted from my drinking.

    When I did acid, however, those hangovers were fucking murder.  Huevos rancheros with green chile was my go-to for those.

    • Eggs and peppers will cure any kind of hangover.

  5. I think I’ve mentioned this before. More than one New Yorker has told me that before you are due in the office quickly scarf down two slices of cheese pizza, no toppings, and one can of regular (caffeine + sugar) Coke. It works! It’s also why you still sometimes see pizza places that are open at 7 AM.

    If it is the weekend one, but no more than one, stiff screwdriver in a highball glass with plenty of ice. That will restore you, or at least take the edge off your pain.

    • You gotta have grease, even though that seems counterintuitive. So the pizza makes sense.

  6. …it’s been a while…generally I don’t stay asleep long enough for the hangover to really develop these days, which is something of a mixed blessing

    …depending on severity though I used to opt for either a bacon & fried egg sandwich…or something called resolve that was sort of like a better version of alka seltzer but with sugars & salts & painkillers & all kinds of good stuff…only they don’t seem to make that anymore which kind of sucks

    …I do know that various people in scotland swear by a drink called irn-bru…but if you’ve got a bad hangover the lurid orange colour alone might be too much to bear?

    • Egg sandwich is a sure thing.

  7. bacon and egg sammich and about a gallon of coffee…milky…also paracetamol and a good amount of cursing myself for being an idiot
    (but tbh….i think its the bike ride to work that does most good)
    when i dont actually have to go to work and wake up hungover (coz hahaha…yeah my days of sleeping it off are long gone) ill have my coffee with baileys…. about half half in a mug….works a charm
    course…also probably means ill be hungover again the next day
    i really need to find myself some more shit to do on the weekends

  8. I was never one for hair of the dog but Baileys in coffee seems like an okay way to go.

  9. A sporty friend of mine once told me years ago that to rid yourself of a hangover you must have rigorous sex the morning after. There must be some truth in this because there is such a thing as morning-after horniness, at least among men. This actually comes up in literature sometimes, although it’s often couched in euphemism. He claims that it will refresh the blood quickly and send non-alcoholized blood to the brain, where it will do the most good. 

    • rigorous sex to cure a hangover?
      how the fuck am i supposed to do that?
      it was all i could do to roll out of bed and crawl down the stairs to get to magical coffee fairy
      i aint doing rigourous anything

    • No thank you! That’s the last thing I want to do when I feel that bad, lol.

    • Yep, the adrenaline will dispose of your hangover headache. 

  10. Ice cold bloody Caesar with pizza and/or poutine.

  11. Poutine shows up in the article. I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never eaten it. Maybe I need to get rip roaring drunk to test this.

    • Oh no, poutine is delicious any time of the day or night and no matter what your condition. I wish it were more common in America.

    • In my biased opinion, one does not need an excuse to eat poutine. But being drunk or hungover does give it more of a warm golden glow.

  12. I just saw cheese curds at the grocery store. Now I wish I’d bought them. Because I don’t think there’s anywhere around here to order poutine. I’ll have to investigate some of the local restaurants.

    • We are lucky around here (don’t let our fearless leader hear me say this), we have lots of Canadians around here so poutine is pretty easy to come by.  One of my favorite breweries right near my daughter’s new college makes a great one w/ waffle fries…

  13. Dammit! I really want this now.

  14. I googled poutine and I’m going to call Ralph right now…
    Salt, and only salt, belongs on a french fry, no ketchup, no vinegar. SALT.

  15. I’m not terribly prone to hangovers (so, may not be the best person for advice on this topic…), but I’ve had a few here and there, and I feel like the absolute best remedy is to go for a run (@matthewcrawley I’m sure other vigorous activities would work…).  The main problem being the few times I’ve been hung over, about the last thing I want to do is go for a run…
    otherwise, I tend to just like to eat greasy/fatty food and carbonated drinks/soda.

    • Soda is good for settling an upset stomach. 

      • @Hannibal I tried the SSCFD cola yesterday. I suppose if you’re sick it isn’t the worst thing.

        • High praise indeed, lol

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