Saturday, June 25, 2016

Hangover Cures From Around The World

I've been listening to people discuss their plans for the 4th of July weekend. Plans of attending a country music festival, some co-workers will be spending time with family, friends and fireworks, others will be camping, but everyone I talked to, mentioned drinking. But hey, we live in Wisconsin the drinking capitol of the world.
I could lecture on the woes of drinking but instead I opted to share useful information everyone might need over the holiday. Hangover cures from around the world.

In the US, everyone seems to have their own cure ranging from a Gatorade and beer combo to Bloody Mary's which could be lumped into the 'hair of the dog' remedy. Perhaps drinking pickle juice is more your style or if you know someone on oxygen, you could sneak a puff off the tank.

In Mexico: A seafood cocktail called Vuelve al la Vida which means 'Come Back To Life' contains ingredients of seafood such as shrimp and octopus, along with ketchup, salsa, lime juice, onions and spices.

From Australia: Berocca this has made it's way to the US, but it is called energy support but in Australia they call a spade a spade and it is know as the hangover cure. It is a multivitamin containing
Vitamin B & C groups, sodium and ginseng.

In Japan: Ukon is mixed in tea to cure overindulgence of the spirits. In the US we'd call it turmeric, it is the ingredient that makes curry yellow.

The UK: A drink made of raw egg, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and tomato juice.

Have fun but play it safe so the worst case scenario for the weekend is your hangover. Now that you know the cures, make your choice and buy your ingredients before you indulge, you'll be that much closer to feeling better.

I'm author Victoria Roder and I write something for everyone. Coming soon from Champagne Books my cozy, comedy mystery, Wine, Friends and Murder A New Smyrna Beach Mystery. Feel free to visit my website and check out my action thriller, Bolt Action, or perhaps you like ghost stories, check out Haunting of Ingersull Penitentiary. How about a book for the children in your life? I write picture books, chapter books and puzzle books.


Victoria Roder said...

Feel free to share your cure...

Rita Bay said...

Love your cures, but I would have to say no the seafood. I haven't been hungover for a while, but always found regular Coke (NOT diet) to be helpful. It hydrates, has some caffeine, and provides sugar and electrolytes. Coke is also good for mild illnesses for the same reason. It is also highly addictive and full of empty calories, so I don't have regular Coke at home.