Pick-Me-Uppers for the Down and Outers

image1An ounce of prevention is worth… very little when it comes to drinking, because one is never enough but two is probably already too many. Should you find yourself over-imbibing, here are some hangover cures from the 1949 Esquire’s Handbook for Hosts.

Barbatoge: Fill a glass with champagne; add a teaspoonful of brandy and a dash of curacao
Black Velvet: Half champagne, half stout
Crimson Cringe: Plain gin with a dash of grenadine
Flippant Hen: An egg in a short glass of beer
Spirit of ’76: Absinthe (pernod) and the white of bromo

And then there’s this…

Sea Captain’s Special (Distilled dynamite which may beg the question by putting your hangover off—until tomorrow): In an old-fashioned glass, place half a lump of sugar and douse it with Angostura; add 1 1/2 jiggers of rye and 1 lump of ice. Fill the glass with champagne. Top it off with 2 dashes of absinthe.

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