It’s a new year, and it’s all about starting new. We have Bidisha Barik pick up a few effortless solutions that can rescue your hangover mornings. From a quick chat with Nutritionist Ruchita Batra and Independent Beverage Consultant Olson Periera, she gathered the easiest and funkiest recipes to fight the nasty hangover mornings after the thrilling party week you had. We know how to get you going for a fresh start for the year because you don’t want to go wrong after partying too hard. From crazy smoothies, to drinks, to cocktails again, we have you set for another party!
We’ve all experienced the worst hangover that might occur after a night of partying a bit too hard, and we understand how miserable those horrible hangovers can make you feel. Getting rid of a hangover is difficult; after all, who has the energy to get up and eat, let alone be eager to cook?
Here are some of the easiest and greatest hangover drinks for you to try, ready in no time. You’ve got another party sorted with only a few items here and there!
- Virgin Mary
It could be tedious to only gather a few fruits! This virgin mary is made with tomato juice, spicy sauce, and additional seasonings like black pepper, lemon juice, and a garnish of your choice.
Why It Works: Tomatoes are high in vitamins A and C. Serving this drink with bread will help you get rid of a terrible hangover faster since carbohydrates absorb excess alcohol.
- Blueberries and Spinach Smoothie
To combat a hangover, just combine the ingredients in a blender and mix until it turns to be a smoothie. There’s nothing wrong with a bowl of smoothie, full of good nutrients.
Why It Works: Blueberries and spinach are high in antioxidants and proteins.
- Ginger Tea
Here is something that requires little effort but nonetheless allows you to get rid of your uneasy stomach and feel comfortable as you begin your day’s activities. All you need is a nice cup of ginger tea to feel revitalised. A saviour is a piece of lemon, honey, warm water, and ginger!
Why It Works: It will aid in the reduction of nausea, dizziness, discomfort, and general sickness.
It will aid in the reduction of nausea, dizziness, discomfort, and general ickiness.
- Peanut Butter Chocolate
For when you don’t want to ruin the flavour, here is a mouth-watering recipe to help you get over the hangover. Magnesium is lost when drinking, but nuts come to our rescue later, so combine peanut butter, chocolate, and milk with oats.
Why It Works: This protein-rich beverage aids in the replenishment of amino acids.
replenishment of amino acids.
Nutritionist Ruchita Batra says, “Buttermilk never fails,” and continues to explain the reason behind it, “They aid in the absorption of nutrients in the intestines, as well as mild diarrhoea induced by excessive drinking. They are also beneficial in helping faeces bind together and rehydrate. As a result, drinking buttermilk to cure diarrhoea is also useful in alleviating constipation, even though a single glass contains 8.1g of protein. It supports liver function and helps cleanse your body from toxins while also preventing acid reflux due to the beneficial gut flora contained in it. It neutralises acid and relieves the burning feelings brought on by excessive alcohol use. Buttermilk is also beneficial because it aids in the healing of the stomach lining and lowers inflammation-related discomfort, acting as a natural electrolyte drink.”
Masala Chaas by Ruchita Batra
To a large blender, add and blend together:
- 1.5 cups of chilled or cold curd (yogurt)
- 1 teaspoon of roasted ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon of chopped mint leaves or coriander leaves (cilantro if available)
- ½ teaspoon of black salt (or regular salt, as needed)
For a spicy version of masala chaas, add ½ teaspoon of freshly grated ginger and ½ teaspoon of chopped green chillies OR ¼ teaspoon of black pepper.
Ever heard of Hair of the Dog? Well, here we have booze to cure the horrible hangover. Yes, you read that correctly!
Olson Pereira, an Independent Beverage Consultant, presents the “Hair of the Dog” recipe, saying, “Hangovers are caused because alcohol drains away from the necessary vitamins and minerals from your body. A Michelada helps to charge you up with the lost vitamins and minerals, like how Mario feeds on Super Mushroom.”
Michelada by Olson Pereira
- 330ml lager beer
- 12.5ml freshly squeezed lime juice
- 02 dashes Tabasco sauce
- 7.5ml Worcestershire sauce
- 02 grinds of black pepper
- 02 pinches of salt
Glassware: Beer mug
Garnish: Salt rim and lime wedge
Method: Add all ingredients except beer into a salt-rimmed and ice-filled beer mug. Top up with beer and give a gentle stir. Finish with a squeezed lime wedge.
You are now well set to get rid of those morning hangovers with all of these simple methods. These concoctions are the way to go if you want to beat the hangovers with flair!