Gallery: Ask A Bartender: What's Your Hangover Cure?

Soda, Breakfast
Soda, Breakfast
"The biggest thing is hydration and simple sugars—so I guzzle a glass of soda water with bitters, salt and sugar right away, followed by a Bloody Mary and a delicious spicy breakfast like chilaquiles." — Lauren Lathrop Williams (Jsix Restaurant)
B Movies, Takeout
B Movies, Takeout
"When you don't have a nurse, but need a remedy, cure your hangover with this forumula: 2 pillows, 1 blanket, 2 B-movies, access to reasonably priced Asian take-out—annnd a computer so I can stay connected to my friends' real lives out in the world. #D'yaknowd'imean?!" —Dave Shenaut (the upcoming Raven and Rose)
Workout Drinks
Workout Drinks
"I like to drink workout recovery drinks, especially the ones used by marathon runners with a bit of caffeine." —Kevin Diedrich (Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen)
Electrolytes and Grease
Electrolytes and Grease
"Gatorade and pizza. (Electrolytes and grease.)" —Todd Maul (Clio)
Improvised Mimosa
Improvised Mimosa
"When you get into work—wait until no one's looking—take a rocks glass and fill it halfway up with fresh orange juice, then take last night's sparkling by the glass and fill it up the rest of the way. Then take a deep breath and put it all down, don't stop 'til it's finished. Then go to work." —John McCarthy
Bacon Sandwich, Cold Shower
Bacon Sandwich, Cold Shower
"A cold shower followed by a bacon sandwich on soft white bread and a pint of cold orange juice. If it's really bad, use the orange juice to wash down some acetaminophen and you'll be brand-new within the hour." —John Cummins (The Dawson Lounge)
Pedialite and Sleep
Pedialite and Sleep
"Definitely drink a lot of water, Gatorade, and Pedialite works well too. I like to try and sleep mine off" —Brian Means (Fifth Floor)
Corpse Reviver
Corpse Reviver
"Well, in liquid form, I swear by the Corpse Reviver #2. This includes a classic London dry gin, orange curacao, Kina L'Avion D'Or (or any quinine based fortified wine), and fresh lemon juice with an absinthe rinse. It's got aquick zing to it, but the citrus notes really allow your tastebuds to wake up and hangover to move out." — Nate Howell (Cusp Dining & Drinks)
Beer in the Shower
Beer in the Shower
"The best thing Mexico ever taught me... a beer in the shower." — Daniel Nelson (Wolf in Sheeps Clothing)
Ethiopian and Netflix
Ethiopian and Netflix
"I spend time with my couch, drink mineral water, and watch a good episodical on Netflix (currently that would be 'Sons of Anarchy'). If I can manage to eat, Ethiopian is my hangover go-to." — Sarah McComber (South Water Kitchen)
Sportscenter on Mute
Sportscenter on Mute
"Drink as much water as humanly possible. Eat something...the greasier the better. Mexican food or a burger are highly recommended. Take one Extra Strength Advil and a dose of B vitamins. Watch Sportscenter with the sound off. Top off with two light beers. Hangover cured." —Gregory Wescott (Manhattan Beach Post)
Coconut Water, Regret
Coconut Water, Regret
"Sadly, there isn't really a cure for a hangover other than time and hydration. Usually, if I've over-imbibed, I'll grab a coconut water or something else with electrolytes and down it, followed by something hearty to eat. Or, if i'm hurting too much to even manage food, I'll lay on the couch and tell myself that this time, for real, I'm notgoing to drink like that again. At least, until the next time." — Elizabeth Powell (ArtBar)
Michelada
Michelada
"Hangovers are best prevented rather than cured. I suggest drinking lots of water while you are consuming alcohol, and a few ibuprofen right before bed. A little hair of the dog never hurts either. My go-to is a Michelada, a blend of beer, spices, clamato or tomato juice, and salt. Perfect for the morning after a 'go big or go home' night!" — Emily Tracy (Leroy's Kitchen + Lounge)
Tom Kha Kai, Coke, Advil
Tom Kha Kai, Coke, Advil
"Tom Kha Kai Soup from Lers Ros (in San Francisco) and ice cold Mexican Coke from the bottle. Plus 4 Advil." — Jon Gasparini ( 15 Romolo, Rosewood), Rye)
Gut Bomb
Gut Bomb
"A greasy egg, Taylor ham and cheese sandwich." — Evelyn Ciszak (Chakra Restaurant)
Double-Double
Double-Double
"Well, the first thing is to avoid a hangover in the first place. But should you imbibe a tad too much, I'm a big believer in Advil and water before bed and an In 'n' Out animal style Double-Double in the morning. There's nothing better than a greasy cheeseburger to kick-start your body after a night of drinking. I can't prove it, but in my Irish household growing up, I was always told by my four older brothers (two of which are doctors) that the fat neutralizes the acid and stimulates the kidneys. Then again, it could just be their excuse for a morning burger." —Rob Floyd (The Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills )