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Rejoice, This Alcohol Brand Is Promising Hangover-Free Results

If you’ve ever been hungover, then you’ve likely promised yourself or your God that you would never drink again. However, V.E.S Vodka & Gin are promising to end that problem for you — if you drink vodka or gin.

The hangover-free Australian spirits will soon be available nationwide for the first time this fall. The vodka, formerly known as Vitamin Vodka, has been seen in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, among others for its restorative properties.

V.E.S Founder Darryl Tombleson created these spirits using a combination of all natural, organic ingredients combined with pure water and is based on a 1,000-year-old recipe. His goal was to create spirits that after you drink, you don’t have to worry about waking up with the effects normally associated with consuming alcohol. It’s been acclaimed by 1,000 testers to be hangover-free.

“We crafted V.E.S. Vodka & Gin to be as healthy as possible, for alcohol at least,” said Tombleson via a statement. “There are millions of people worldwide who appreciate what they eat or drink can impact their health. Or their desire to live the next morning.”

V.E.S Vodka & Gin is priced at $99 per bottle, which proves to be rather cheap when you consider the priceless feeling of waking up to absolutely no hangover symptoms after a night of turning up.

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8 Hangover Cures from Around the World To Try On Your Worst Sunday Mornings

They say, “no good deed goes unpunished,” but as any party-goer or frat star could tell you, this tenet also rings true when it comes to drinking. However, while you may be taken aback by your drunk alter ego sending a series of “You up?” texts or discovering she stole eleven coasters from the bar, suffering from a hangover is rarely a surprise.

Luckily, to avoid this inevitable fate there are things you can do to stop the ringing in your ear (that only you can hear) or that pounding headache. From greasy meals to uncommon stews, here are eight hangover cures from around the world that go beyond an Egg McMuffin and yellow Gatorade.

Pickle Juice // Poland

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Just like licorice, mayonnaise or Carrie ending up with Big in Sex in the City, pickles are pretty darn polarizing. Yet, while at least half of the population can preach the deliciousness of pickles, essentially no one can say the same for its juices. Apparently, pickle brine is a popular hangover cure in Poland due to its high concentration of electrolytes. Virgin pickleback shot anyone?

Poutine // Canada

Everyone knows there’s nothing quite like indulging in a greasy and alarmingly unhealthy meal after a night out. In the good ol’ USA, this usually comes in the form of anything off the McDonald’s drive-thru menu, but in Canada, their Happy Meal equivalent is poutine. Made with French fries topped with gravy and cheese curds, poutine is so beloved by our northern neighbors that a group of poutine lovers prompted a “poutition” to make it the National Dish of Canada.

Umeboshi // Japan

For most of us, plums or apricots are hardly our go-to fruit choice, but it turns out, we might need to rethink that. In Japan, pickled plums known as umeboshi or ume (closely related to apricots), are regarded as the hangover cure said to help quell nausea and promote digestion and liver function. I’d like to see an apple do that.

Buffalo Milk // Namibia

Though drinking milk produced by a buffalo is a thing, that’s not what we’re talking about here. Prevalent amongst party people in Namibia, buffalo milk is actually an alcoholic milkshake of sorts that is made by combining vanilla ice cream, dark rum, spiced rum, cream liqueur, and heavy cream. While this supposed cure sounds scrumptious and ideal for anyone with a sweet tooth, buffalo milk’s dairy and sugar content makes its ability to soothe stomach pain or a headache questionable at best.

Belizean Michelada // Belize

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One surefire way to not get a hangover is to simply never stop drinking! Though the “hair of the dog” method may not be totally sustainable, it at least works to delay the imminent headache, nausea, and shame. There’s a number of means to this particular strategy, one of the more tasty ways hails from Belize. The Belizean Michelada is regaled as the ultimate hangover cure in the South American country and is virtually a beer-infused Bloody Mary.

Katerfrühstück // Germany

For those unfamiliar with the delicate and dainty language that is German, Katerfrühstück is pronounced Kah-Tah-Froy-Stoock. What it directly translates to is the first meal of the day after a night of turning way too up. The meal can consist of marinated herring, pickled gherkins or cucumber, or even raw onion. This meal is said to replenish electrolytes and assuage those post turnt-up shakes.

Ciorba de Burta // Romania

So don’t be alarmed, but ciorba de burta is a tripe soup and one of Romania’s most popular hangover remedies. Tripe (the stomach lining of a cow) frightens many self-described picky eaters, but in reality, consuming tripe isn’t fundamentally different than eating any other part of the cow. The flavor is quite unique and when combined with a salty broth & dollop of sour cream it’s foarte gustos!

Svioasulta // Iceland

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You may want to hold onto your drink for this one. Popular in Iceland, svioasulta is a terrine made from, wait for it, sheep’s head. It looks about as peculiar as it sounds, but hey, whatever works right?

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How A Hungover Dude Got Domino’s Delivered Straight To His Bed

If you’ve ever been hungover to the point where you don’t even want to get out of bed, you can appreciate this guy’s genius strategy.

Out in the U.K., Sam Zegrour was bed-ridden with a “sinister hangover,” unable to move, and eventually got hungry. There was no way he was getting out of bed that day, so he was in quite a dilemma.

Thankfully, he was able to muster up enough brain power to order some Domino’s pizza, give the driver specific instructions, and an explanation for the instructions, all with seven words and an emoji.

“Sinister Hangover Door open Please bring upstairs.” He closed his request with a prayer hands emoji and put in his order, waiting to see what would happen.

Against all odds, it worked. Zegrour snapped a quick photo of the delivery guy in his room with pizzas in hand, as it was a successful delivery.

He posted these photos on Facebook with the caption reading, “Current situation. Not all heroes wear capes.”

Hopefully he tipped the delivery guy well, as he earned it with these heroic efforts.

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Man Claims To Have Invented ‘Hangover-Free’ Synthetic Alcohol

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Everyone knows that a hangover is the price for a great night of drinking. However, what if there was a way to avoid that unpleasant morning after and just bask in the “great” part?

A new synthetic alcohol has been discovered that’s said to completely pass through the hangover phase of drinking, according its creator Professor David Nutt of Imperial College and a former government drugs advisor.

Called ‘alcosynth’, the beverage was designed to mimic the positive effects of alcohol. The best part is, consumers won’t experience nausea, dry mouth, and throbbing heads. Nutt has already patented about 90 different alcosynth compounds.

Professor Nutt compares the effects of alcosynth to four or five drinks before they “max out.”

Because of the high cost of funding research for the drink, it will more than likely be a while before you can get your hands on alcosynth at a bar. However, Nutt hopes that people will be regularly drinking the synthetic alcohol by 2050.

The only downside to the discovery, it seems, is that we will no longer have the excuse to gorge on greasy hangover foods the next day. Hash browns and steak are an amazing way to squash that hangover.

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This Is Why “Hair Of The Dog” Is BS According To Science

The origin of the expression “hair of the dog” has just about as much myth as its actual definition. Stemming from the old belief that you could cure rabies by drinking a potion concocted with hair from the dog that bit you, the superstition now plays as a metaphor for the world’s wildest dog: alcohol.

Supposedly, and I use that word as a decade-plus drinker, if you wake up with a hangover, putting more booze in your system will work as the wrecking ball cure. A stunning percentage of your friends, from all walks of life, will swear by the practice’s effectiveness—except for the doctors and nurses.

That’s because “hair of the dog” doesn’t work, at least, not the way you hope. The reason everyone believes alcohol cures a hangover is because it absolutely, totally feels like that.

Here’s What’s Really Happening

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Drinking booze the morning-after a wild night is more of a sneaky, temporary fix. It’s a distraction, a mask, a tasty yet wholeheartedly misleading experience.

“[Alcohol] will provide a numbing effect, but all you’re doing is prolonging the inevitable, and it will likely make your headache worse,” says Dr. Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, an addiction psychiatry consultant at the Mayo Clinic, in an interview with Men’s Health.

Experts will also definitely remind you that trying to cure alcohol with alcohol is a vicious cycle and a step toward dependency…so…there’s that. But the medical field’s recommend cure for a hangover is to “not drink so much,” so, you know, take it all with a grain of salt.

Here’s Another School of Thought

There are some folk who think that may not totally be the case. Adam Rogers, Wired editor, author of Proof: the Science of Booze, is one such individual. Though he admits it’s “hypothetical” at best, Rogers suggests that methanol, found in booze, is at least somewhat a driver of a hangover. His thought is to drink more booze, which also includes ethanol, so it’s kind of like fighting fire with fire… within yourself. His lofty reasoning is that doctors prevent methanol poisoning by giving patients ethanol before the body transforms it into formaldehyde.

Here’s What Actually Works

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If you’re hungover, you need water, and there isn’t a lush alive who doesn’t already know that. Alcohol causes dehydration, so water is the safest, most universal kick to any hangover. It’s just that we, as off-the-leash boozehounds, tend to find reasons to justify potato tacos and Bloody Marys for breakfast.

Sports drink are a solid alternative as well, though they’re just as good as water at best. The whole “I need to replace my electrolytes” sounds cool, maybe even futuristic, but it’s largely unnecessary. You can also exercise. While the notion of “sweating out” booze is also a myth — I know, I’m a buzzkill—endorphins will at least help your mood. But cardio is also a very quick way to become more dehydrated, so keep that in mind.

Otherwise, stay wild (and safe.)

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This Insane New Ice Cream Was Specifically Made To Cure Your Hangover

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I’ve always been a strong believer that ice cream can fix basically anything.

Whether it’s cooling you down on a hot summer day or sealing the cracks in your heart after a bad breakup, a couple of scoops can make all sorts of problems melt into oblivion.

Even your post-drinking problems.

That’s right. You might want to put down the bacon, egg and cheese on a bagel and pick up a spoon instead, because it turns out all you need to cure your horrible hangover is a couple of scoops of ice cream.

Apparently, South Korea has a new grapefruit ice cream called Gyeondyo-bar that’s intended to combat all your hangover symptoms.

Withme FS, the convenience store chain selling the ice cream bar, said in a press release the name actually means “hang in there” in English. The release elaborated that the name “expresses the hardships of employees who have to suffer a working day after heavy drinking.”

The secret to eating your way to recovery lies in the ice cream’s unique ingredients like oriental raisin tree fruit extract, which has reportedly been used as a headache home remedy by Koreans for hundreds of years.

Now, South Korea just needs to invent an ice cream that will erase all of those drunk texts sent out at 4 am, and then all of life’s problems will be solved.

Take a look at the pictures below and this video from Reuters to see some awesome grapefruit ice cream.

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If you love ice cream just as much as you love turning up…

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Now, getting some sweet relief from your horrible hangovers might be as simple as eating a couple of scoops of ice cream.

Apparently, there’s a new a new grapefruit ice cream in South Korea…

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…specifically intended to alleviate all of your hangover symptoms.

I repeat, this is not a drill. You can now make all of your hangover struggles disappear by eating your favorite frosty dessert.

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It turns out the secret to getting some sweet relief lies in the ice cream’s unique ingredients…

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…namely oriental raisin tree fruit extract.

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This extract is apparently known to have headache-curing properties and has reportedly been used as a Korean hangover remedy for hundreds of years.

So then, I guess it’s safe to say ice cream really does fix everything after all.

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This 7 Pound Breakfast Taco Will Cure Your Nastiest Hangover

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Cinco De Mayo is only a few days away and most of us at the office are preparing our bodies for some pretty heavy alcohol consumption. While a hangover is pretty much guaranteed in our futures, El Original has a pretty heavy solution.

The New York City-based Tex-Mex restaurant has developed a 7-pound taco that’s designed to cure Cinco De Mayo hangovers.

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Called the Seis De Mayo hangover remedy, the massive taco features 12 eggs, a pound of bacon, a pound of sausage, a pound of potatoes, a pound of refried beans, a pound of grilled peppers & onions, 8 ounces of salsa, 8 ounces of Pico de Gallo and 4 ounces of queso fresco stuffed in a 12-inch flour tortilla.

It’s then topped with additional shredded cheese and bacon strips. They’ve gone this far, so why not?

Like the name says, the taco will be available on May 6 at El Original. While it costs $50, can you really put a price on alleviating that nasty hangover?

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Meat The Salami That Can Supposedly Cure Your Hangover

For centuries, man has struggled to find the most sustainable cure to the looming nature of the next morning’s hangover, and time and time again, we fall short with a variety of weird and wonderful hangover cures. Well look no further! Until, of course, a new cure pops up in a week or two.

Serious Pig is a craft meat company (whatever that means) that has developed a stick of salami designed to help you limit or altogether dispose of your inevitable hangover. The salami stick, more officially known as Hangover Cured, was created by Serious Pig owners George Rice and Johnny Bradshaw, most likely after a night of hard drinking with the boys.

The Hangover Cured meat stick contains a variety of herbs and spices, with an emphasis on the chili and ginger ingredients, since ginger is known to help in dealing with nausea while the chili is used to boost endorphin production, or in layman’s terms, to “make you feel better.”

In order for the salami to work effectively and do its job, the user is supposed to nibble on it throughout the night (or day if you go that hard) in between drinks. Simply eating it the next morning won’t be as effective, as its main function is to use amino acids to create more neurotransmitters, which in turn helps the body transmit signals on a higher level of functionality.

Of course, the best way to keep away from a hangover is to simply slow down on the drinking. Lol, just kidding, it’s the holidays. Let’s get chocolate wasted!

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