Searching for hangover cures? These two cocktails are guaranteed to make you feel a whole lot better and with minimal fuss.
The Science Behind Why A Blood Mary Is One Of The Best Hangover Cures
- They contain tomato juice and research has shown that that tomatoes contain compounds that protect against liver injury. The victim of a big night out: usually your liver. So stock up on tomatoes.
- But that’s not the only benefit the main ingredient of the Bloody Mary provides. Tomatoes also contain Vitamin C and B6 which could reduce the symptoms of a hangover.
- The Bloody Mary calls for a touch of salt. That could help because salt helps replenish the electrolytes you lose through the frequent urination and fluid loss that comes with drinking.
Hangover Cures To Try: The Virgin Bloody Mary
A Bloody Mary has long been touted as one of the best hangover cures. This one with no alcohol and the addition of kimchi is guaranteed to become a fast favourite.
Non-Alcoholic Virgin Kimchi Bloody Mary
- 2 Bottles Marty’s Spiced Tomato Juice/Virgin Bloody Mary, chilled
- 2 Tbsp Juice (liquid) from your kimchi
- ¼ tsp Soy sauce (add more if needed)
- ¼ tsp Fish sauce (optional)
- ½ tsp Wasabi paste
- Togarashi spice/chili salt for the rim of the glass
- Lime wedges
- Sprinkle togarashi spice/chili salt onto a plate.
- Run a lime wedge around the rim of your serving glasses to dampen the rim and dip the rim of the glasses into the mixture.
- Choose either Spiced Tomato Juice or Virgin Bloody Mary if you prefer a little more spice.
- In a cocktail shaker or mixing glass, season the Marty’s with kimchi juice, soy, fish sauce, and wasabi. Be sure to mix thoroughly until all the wasabi is dissolved. Add soy sauce to taste.
- Next, fill both glasses with ice, pour over the cocktail mix and add garnishes.
Hangover Cures To Try: The Red Snapper
The Red Snapper cocktail is similar to a Bloody Mary except it uses gin rather than vodka. Try it and thank us later.
- 90 ml Gin (preferably a London Dry)
- 2 Bottles Marty’s Spiced Tomato Juice, chilled
- 5-10 ml Lemon juice (add to taste)
- A few drops of Tabasco Sauce/Sriracha sauce (add to taste)
- 1½ tsp Horseradish cream (optional)
- Salt or olive brine (to taste)
- Chilli salt for the rim of the glass
- Lime wedge
- 2 Sticks Celery
- 2 Skewers Olives
- Pour chili salt onto a plate.
- Run the lime wedge around the rim of your glasses to dampen each and dip the rim of the glasses into your chili salt.
- In a mixing glass, combine Marty's with gin, lemon juice, hot sauce an horseradish. Stir thoroughly until all the ingredients are evenly mixed.
- Add salt to taste or, if opting for a skewer of olives or pickles for garnish, you can also add about 1 tsp of brine to each drink.
- Fill the glasses with ice, pour the mixture between two glasses, and add your desired garnishes.
Make sure to stock up on your tomato juice (we love Marty’s) before this weekend.