After any memorable New Year’s Eve celebration, the inevitable New Year’s Day hangover will surely follow.
Here are some tried and true remedies from experts in the industry.
Byron Coons, Beverage Manager of White Orchids Thai Cuisine
“My go-to remedy would have to be a bowl of spicy Tom Yum soup. The citrusy, lemongrass broth instantly snaps me out of it.”
Eric Godfrey, Bartender at Industry Kitchen
“You can’t go wrong with club soda and bitters. For those who grab the hair of the dog with both hands, my go-to cure is a Tequilamosa. It’s tequila, O.J., and sparkling wine. In a couple of hours, this mixed drink will bring you back to the moment you were holding your first drink last night.”
Joshua Coates, Beverage Manager of Notch Modern Kitchen & Bar
“While there are many things one can do to prevent hangovers, like eating before and after or consuming as much water as you can, sometimes the hangover truly is inevitable. In this case, I love to grab a tasty bottle of Pedialyte or some other electrolyte-focused product that specifically hydrates. I believe the best flavor is ironically the unflavored option. What’s nice is that you can find a product like this in most cities or countries around the world!”
Kenneth McCoy, Owner and Beverage Director of La Ventura
“If there’s anything I’ve learned over the years, it’s for every drink you have, drink at least one glass of water. As for my go-to cure, it’s always the same: a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich, and a beer knocked back very quickly along with a quick dive into a pool.”
Wilmer Nolasco, Head Bartender at Ivy Lane
“For hangover cures, I’m a big advocate of taking preventative measures the night you are out. Keeping up with hydration and eating are two ways to avoid a hangover to begin with. In the event you do wake up and aren’t feeling as well as you’d like, my move is to go ahead and start up with drinking as much of an electrolyte-enriched liquid as I can; I don’t care for sugary drinks, so I stick to drinking Essentia water for the most part. I then absolutely make sure to get something to eat. I usually crave something salty, so I lean toward hitting my favorite sushi bar in NoMad.”
Zachary Gross, Beverage Director of Sen Sakana
“I always walk over to the deli and order an everything bagel with fried eggs, cheddar, and ketchup as well as black coffee that I put a shot of Ardbeg in. Follow that up with a cold shower, and I’m good to go.”