An 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.