Welcome to Hangover Power Hour, 60 long minutes dedicated to that painful, pounding aftermath following a big night of throwing back drinks.
Who better to serve up hangover cures than the very folks who craft your favorite cocktails? Here, four downtown mixologists tell us their secrets to easing the morning-after pain. Not surprisingly, they all went for the old hair of the dog approach, but each has a different take on which elixir will bring them back to life.
"Our favorite drink for hangovers is the Ramos Gin Fizz. It has a bunch of sort of nutritious ingredients, like egg whites. Historically, it was a breakfast drink. People drank so heavily that even a mixed cocktail was sort of light."
— Joe Raya, The Gin Joint
"Of course, a Bloody Mary. I also like to down an Emergen C and follow it with a beer."
— Jackson Holland, The Cocktail Club and founder of Charleston Bold and Spicy Bloody Mary mix
"A shot of Jameson and a bacon-infused vodka Bloody Mary. A little hair of the dog is better than nothing."
— Duncan Bradford, HoM
"Personally, I drink about a pot of coffee and I'm good to go. But we also do a blood orange mimosa. We use La Bubbly as the base, some fresh-squeezed O.J. and some blood orange puree."
— Christian Broder, Social Restaurant + Wine Bar
The Gin Joint owner Joe Raya [Photo: Official Site]