How to cure a St. Patrick’s Day Hangover
Florida Vacation Guide: How to cure a St. Patrick’s Day Hangover
Top of the mornin’ to ya! If you spent St. Patrick’s Day in Raglan Road, or any of the other festive green-themed events taking place in Florida yesterday, you may have woken up with an Irish-sized hangover.
Here are a few ideas for fixing yourself up this morning if you’re not really feeling on the top of anything but a big old world of hurt.
- Drink several buckets of water this morning. You have to rehydrate yourself thanks to all that alcohol drying up your system. If we were thinking last night, we’d have drank one glass of water for every glass of Irish cheer we indulged in, and a good tall glass before we went to bed. Then we likely wouldn’t have woken up with such a headache. But hindsight is always 20/20!
- Increase your Ibuprofen to keep the headache (and other body aches) at bay (don’t take more than two at a time).
- Drink soda. The sugar will help level out your blood sugar levels and the carbonation will settle your tummy.
- Don’t drink coffee. It will dehydrate you even more.
- Mix some Guiness with some champagne, making a Black Velvet. An old Irish hangover recipe.
Another old Irish cure for a hangover? Have yourself buried up to your waist in river sand. Not an option? Cook yourself a good old fashioned Irish breakfast.
The ultimate Irish breakfast to cure a hangover
If you drank like the Irish yesterday then eat like the Irish today!
Bangers and eggs
Of course, Irish Bangers will work best for this recipe but any old bangers will do. What? You didn’t pick up any bangers last night while you were drinking green beer? Any sausage will work.
- Heat your oven to 350 and smear some butter on the bottoms and sides of 4 (6-ounce) ramekins.
- Fry 1 tbsp of butter in a medium frying pan over medium-low heat until it gets foamy.
- Add your bangers and 1/4 cup of water then cover the pan with a tight fitting lid.
- Turn the sausages every once in awhile and cook until the bangers are cooked through and brown on both sides. By this time (15 minutes) the water should be evaporated. This is what you want. Take those sausages and set them aside until they’re cool enough to handle. Then when they are, dice ‘em.
- Put the bangers in the bottoms of the ramekins. Carefully break two eggs over the sausage in each ramekin but be super careful to not break those yolks. Top with s&p and a bit of shredded (Irish) cheddar cheese.
- Bake for 18 minutes (the optimal time required for runny yolks). Let them stand for around 5 minutes before you dig in.
This meal is best served with soda bread, hash browns, baked beans and a couple lashings of strong Irish tea.
What’s your best hangover cure?
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