Christmas might be over, but chances are your weird Uncle is still in town hanging out with his uncomfortable in-laws (you: glued to the couch, screaming), Grandma is probably Manhattan drunk falling somewhere, and you’re finding out there’s a snowstorm on its way with less than an ideal amount of booze left in the fridge.
Luckily your friends are in town and there’s plenty of bars surrounding the area and taxi cabs aplenty. Meaning: you’re going to be hungover as sh*t. And with the way things are already looking around the house you’re probably going to need to plan ahead a little bit for that nasty hangover.
1. Popsicles. Lotsssss of popsicles.
OK you know when you were a kid and you’d eat like, a thousand Popsicles everyday in the summer non-stop like some crazy monster? Well that’s what I like to do when I’m hungover. Just keep them coming. It’ll all go away eventually.
2. Seinfeld Marathons
There’s something to be said about a Seinfeld marathon curing everything (breakups, most sicknesses, death, etc.). The same can be said about hangovers, too. Just pop in a Seinfeld DVD, wait 6 episodes, and you should be good as new.
3. 2 Grape Gatorades and 4 Ibuprofen
Everyone has their weird hangover remedies. One of mine just so happens to be two Gatorade grapes (they HAVE to be grape or else just forget it) and 4 Ibuprofen. It works. It’s beautiful. You’ll feel like magic.
4. Black Sabbath records
Something about Ozzy’s metal voice terminates all hangovers. The earlier the record, the better; I usually listen to self-titled 3-4 times over and then am better almost immediately after.
5. More Booze
Duh. This one’s a no-brainer. And I know what you’re thinking: it sounds a bit alcoholic and all. But everyone knows getting drunk before noon is totally acceptable December 17th – January 4th. So pour some champagne into that OJ, accept that it’ll all be over soon, and relax on some morning bubbly.
6. Robeks (or any other smoothie)
I am a Robeks freak so I’m a bit bias when it comes to these smoothies, but I must say the Robeks Replenisher never fails me when I have those holiday hangover blues. If you’re clever enough and don’t have access to Robeks, one banana, some strawberries, milk, and vanilla ice cream is all it takes.
Sometimes I’m like, “oh my God, gross!”, when it comes to food the morning after a heavy night of drinking, but the deliciousness found only inside the gloriousness that are pierogies can do no wrong to the stomach.
8. A Can of Sprite
There has never been anyone walking around with a can of Sprite that wasn’t hungover as sh*t (this is a 100% true fact). And I know I’m not the only one who turns to the lemon/lime-ness to cool that throbbing hangover; it’s probably the best kept secret ever in the history of hangover remedies. So you’re welcome.
9. Any Movie With Will Ferrell
Laughing releases endorphins. Endorphins relieve pain. And yes, the old saying is true: laughter is the best medicine. So who better than Mr. Ferrell to laugh along to? I’d recommend starting with Night at the Roxbury and if it’s still not better pop in Anchorman.
10. Piadas Italian Street Food
O.M.G., it’s like, totally the Chipotle of Italian food. But really, Piadas is where its at when it comes to delicious hangover cures. No matter what you get, that terrible feeling of hungoverness will absorb away with each bite as you forget those 3AM tequila shots ever happened.
(photo via The Laine List)