Food & Drink

4 cocktails made from hangover cures

Published On 12/31/2014 Published On 12/31/2014
hungover mixologist
Andy Kryza
Andy Kryza

Watermelon Pimm's Cup

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Pimm's
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 4-5 Watermelon Gatorade ice cubes
  • Ginger ale

Directions:

  • Throw Pimm's (go ahead, call it "pimp's"), lemon juice, and simple syrup into a shaker of ice, then double-strain it into a highball glass full of Gatorade ice cubes.
  • Fill the rest with ginger ale.
  • Dave recommends garnishing it with another ice cube, plus a little spice (he used a cucumber/chili flag, which we're sure you have lying around).
Andy Kryza

Black Car Flip

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 ounce brandy
  • 3/4 ounce 151-proof rum
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/4 ounce amaretto
  • 1 egg
  • Chocolate stout

Directions:

  • Dump the brandy, 151, simple, amaretto, and a whole egg (no shell, dumbass) into a shaker of ice and jostle it for a while, so it disperses and thickens.
  • Then double-strain it over ice, and hit the top with a nice chocolate stout like Sammy Smith.
  • If you're a breakfast completist, it pairs exceptionally well with bacon, so maybe do that too.
Andy Kryza

Ludwig's Folly

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Jamaican rum (Smith & Cross recommended)
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 3 coconut water ice cubes

Directions:

  • Basically, just throw everything in a glass and stir it.
  • Then stir it every time you take a sip, allowing the coconut water to infiltrate it and transform its flavor.
Andy Kryza

The Sloe Drip

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce sloe gin
  • 1/2 ounce absinthe
  • 1 tablet of Alka-Seltzer Gold

Directions:

  • Put your sloe gin and absinthe in a glass, then slowly drip cold water over an Alka-Seltzer atop an absinthe spoon (usually used for sugar) and let it drain into the booze.
  • Don't have a fancy, slow-dripping cold water dealy? Plebeian. But hey, you can always just toss an Alka-Seltzer in a little ice water, pour it in, and drink up.