There’s nothing like waking up after having a little too much alcohol. When your morning starts with a splitting headache and upset stomach, you want a way to feel better – fast. The next time you indulge and maybe overdo it just a bit, try one of these hangover recovery drinks to make your morning better in no time.
After a night of drinking, skip the sugar-heavy sports drinks and opt for coconut water instead. Coconut water is packed with electrolytes which makes it incredibly hydrating. It also has more flavor than plain water which may help you tolerate it better.
Drinking heavily is notorious for depleting your body of important nutrients, which is part of why you feel so awful the next morning. To replenish the nutrients, pour a glass of hearty tomato juice. This helps your body process alcohol more efficiently. There are numerous studies indicating that tomato juice can boost liver function, thus speeding up alcohol digestion, and replenishes antioxidant and vitamins that are lost due to dehydration during a night of drinking. Don’t feel like drinking straight tomato juice? Try this Virgin Bloody Mary recipe that packs a protein punch with bacon.
Virgin Bacon Bloody Mary
- 1 oz lime juice
- 4 oz tomato juice
- 1/4 tsp white horseradish
- 3-5 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- Dash of celery seed
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- Dimitris Bacon Rim Shot
- Celery stalk
- Crispy bacon slice
- Rim a highball glass with Bacon Rim Shot by wetting the rim with lime juice.
- Add all liquid ingredients to a shaker with ice.
- Pour into rimmed glass.
- Garnish with desired garnishes.
The hype around lemon water also rings true for the morning after a night of heavy drinking. As soon as you kicked back that first shot, your liver has been working to filter the alcohol out of your system. Lemon-infused water offers your liver assistance by boosting liver function and tissue regeneration. Plus, it contains over 100% of the daily recommended dose of vitamin C which further assists in the detoxification process by easing liver inflammation.
We were surprised to learn that, according to new research, Sprite may be one of the best hangover cures. As your body begins to process alcohol a chemical called acetaldehyde is created. Acetaldehyde is guilty for causing those unpleasant feelings associated with hangovers. Eventually, it will turn into acetate which causes your symptoms to ease up. The study published in Food and Function showed that consuming Sprite sped up the process by which acetaldehyde is transformed into acetate, thus shortening the life of your hangover.
Always drink responsibly. If you’ve had a bit much, these best morning hangover recovery drinks can provide a little relief the next morning.