Ah, the hangover. No matter how many mornings are spent cursing the sky and mumbling “I’m never drinking again,” they can be hard to avoid.
Sure, there are plenty of ways to stave off that grasping-for-water-from-your-deathbed feeling the night of, but what about those surprise after-work w(h)ine sessions over “tapas” that are actually just chips? Before you know it, the hangover monster has joined the party.
For most people I know, a bacon, egg, and cheese supplemented with a Gatorade is their morning-after go-to. Respect. But I’ve found that grease and sweeteners can make things worse. I’ve been known to invoke the spirit of St. Bibiana (the patron saint of hangovers, duh), but she doesn’t always show. So for the good of the people and with some help from my crunchier friends, I’ve tracked down some witchy cures that deserve a test run.
I wasn’t surprised to find combinations of water, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, lemon juice, cayenne, and honey throughout my search. You might know it as the “master cleanse,” but just one glass will work wonders. Turmeric reduces swelling and pain, and cayenne stimulates your groggy body. Lemon boosts the healing process by making your body more alkaline, and apple cider vinegar and honey work to dissolve toxins and pump you up with the minerals you need after dehydration.
You can buy a potion like this bottled and concentrated, and it’s a serious kick in the ass. Personally, I like it on any morning.