St. Patrick’s Day is on Monday this year, but that does not mean you have to miss out on celebrating the popular Irish-themed holiday. The celebrations can begin on Friday, and last all weekend. For those who are not that interested in green beer, which has become an integral part of St. Patrick's Day celebrations, there is always the option of St. Patrick’s Day cocktails instead. And if you’re worried about dealing with a hangover on Monday — don’t worry, we provide a list of some hangover cures so you can get through the workday.
An Bodhran (The Drum)
1.25 ounces Bushmills Irish Whiskey
0.5 ounce Port
1 tsp maple sugar
Mint bitters for garnish
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake heavily for about a minute and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with three drops of mint bitters. (Courtesy of Discovery News).
2 ounces Basil Hayden's Bourbon ½ ounce DeKuyper Crème de Menthe 1 ounce half and half Garnish: mint sprig
Pour all ingredients into a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a mint sprig. (Courtesy of Cosmopolitan).
1.5 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey
1 ounce brown sugar syrup (one part brown sugar, one part water)
Hot brewed coffee
Unsweetened cream, lightly whipped
Add the whiskey and syrup to an Irish Coffee glass and fill two-thirds of the way with coffee. Top with one inch of whipped cream. (Courtesy of Discovery News).
Mint Schnapps Shakes
1 pint vanilla ice cream (2 cups)
1/4 cup peppermint schnapps
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 to 4 drops green liquid food coloring
2 mint sprigs
Blend the ice cream, peppermint schnapps, vanilla and food coloring in a blender until smooth. Pour into two serving glasses and garnish each with a mint sprig. (Courtesy of Food Network).
The key is always to drink responsibly, but if you still end up with a hangover, here are tips to cure it.
Drinking water while consuming alcohol is very important in order to avoid a hangover, but many people forget this key tip. Drinking alcohol dehydrates you by stimulating your kidneys to excrete more water than you drink, and causes electrolyte imbalance, a potentially serious health risk. If you are dealing with a hangover, re-hydrate yourself by drinking eight to 10 glasses of water over the course of the morning.
Drink Sports Drinks
In addition to the tried-and-true water trick, sports drinks such as Powerade, Gatorade and even Coconut Water can also help speed up the recovery process. Gatorade is no longer just a drink to throw on the winning team, it is also beneficial for replacing lost electrolytes and sugars.
Try Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief
It may be best to purchase this product the day of the Super Bowl, so you have it ready for Monday morning just in case you drink too much. Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief packs a maximum-strength pain reliever and caffeine into a refreshing citrus effervescent product that is gentle on your stomach and gives you a burst of energy to get you going again. Caffeine has been found to help relieve headaches, and the unique combination of ingredients in Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief is designed to relieve minor aches and pains with fatigue or drowsiness associated with a hangover.
Eat Starchy Food
Food is the last thing most people want to see the morning of a hangover. But hangovers cause your blood-sugar levels to drop, meaning carb-laden foods like plain bagels, toast, and crackers are all good to eat because they will help increase your blood sugar and settle your stomach.