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Still Hangover? Try These 4 Wakie-Wakie Drink Recipes

Still Hangover? Try These 4 Wakie-Wakie Drink Recipes

When you reach for the ibuprofen and antacids, but they just won’t do the trick, it’s time to take a different approach. A hangover is an ailment that seems impossible to cure, especially when you’re attempting to stifle a pounding headache, settle your stomach, and push memories of last night’s tequila shots into the distant past.

Experts agree that the only true cure for a hangover is to drink alcohol in moderation. However, that’s not what you want to hear on a painful Sunday morning after a big night out. These four hangover drink recipes will help you kick your symptoms to the curb, so you can stop telling all of your friends that you’re, “Never drinking again.”

Ginger Tea

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    Coffee will further dehydrate you after a long night out, so reach for a warm tea instead. Ginger tea offers anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea properties that can help ease your lightheadedness and upset stomach.

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    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups water
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger

    Preparation instructions:

    1. Grate the fresh ginger or slice it as thinly as possible. If slicing, use an additional tablespoon.
    2. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in the ginger and remove the hot water from the heat.
    3. Let the tea steep for 10 minutes, then strain the ginger. Stir in the lemon juice and honey before serving.

    The Mexican Michelada

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      The Michelada is a hangover cure straight from Mexico. It’s similar to a Bloody Mary, but the Michelada allows beer to substitute for vodka. If you need a hair-of-the-dog cocktail to cure what ails you, this spicy cocktail will help you get back on the horse.

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      Ingredients:

      • 1 can chilled Mexican lager
      • 2 ounces chilled Clamato
      • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
      • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (Tabasco)
      • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
      • Kosher salt
      • 2 dashes Maggi Seasoning
      • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
      • Lime wedges (for garnish)
      • Ice

      Mixing instructions:

      1. On a small plate, mix the chili powder and Kosher salt together. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of a glass, then dip the rim into the salt and chili mixture.
      2. Fill the glass with ice.
      3. Pour the Clamato, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice and Maggi Seasoning into the pint glass. Stir thoroughly.
      4. Pour the can of beer into the glass to taste, then garnish it with a lime wedge.

      Matcha Coconut Water

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        Experts suggest that alcohol only temporarily relieves the symptoms of a hangover, so it’s best to stick with non-alcoholic drinks for more long-term effects. This matcha coconut water provides electrolytes and salt to help you rehydrate and a touch of caffeine to cure your headache.

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        Ingredients:

        • 8 ounces coconut water
        • 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
        • A pinch of sea salt

        Preparation instructions:

        1. Stir 8 ounces of coconut water and a teaspoon of matcha green tea powder together in a tall glass.
        2. Add a pinch of sea salt, stir thoroughly and relax as your hangover rinses away.

        Electric Current Fizz

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          The Electric Current Fizz is equipped with the Vitamin C, Vitamin B and protein your body needs to fight off the most painful hangover symptoms. The shot of dry gin adds the hair-of-the-dog appeal that many ailing party animals need for immediate results.

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          Ingredients:

          • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
          • 1 egg white, reserve the egg yolk on a half shell
          • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
          • 2 ounces London dry gin
          • Seltzer as needed
          • Salt and pepper to taste
          • Vinegar to taste

          Mixing instructions:

          1. Vigorously shake all of the above ingredients together with ice.
          2. Strain the powdered sugar, egg white, lemon juice and dry gin into a tall glass.
          3. Top the glass with seltzer.
          4. Season the yolk with salt, pepper and vinegar.
          5. Swallow the seasoned egg yolk like an oyster, then take a big gulp of the seltzer drink. Drink the remainder of the fizz while effervescent.

          Featured photo credit: whitney dumford via flickr.com

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          Last Updated on June 26, 2019

          I Hate My Life: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Hating Life

          I Hate My Life: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Hating Life

          Hating life is a bit of a misnomer it seems: in the media, in education, in every aspect of our lives, we’re shown visions of a perfect world, one where everyone is happy and life is a decades-long dream. Unfortunately, it isn’t.

          Life can and is hard and tough and painful at times. I have first-hand experience of this: at this time years ago, I was a recent university graduate, unemployed and aimless. All of this was having a knock-on effect on my social and mental wellbeing—I wasn’t sleeping. I wasn’t seeing my friends as often. I was snappy to family members and I could barely drag myself out of bed in the morning…

          That doesn’t mean it can’t change.

          Life goes through ebbs and flows all the time and the key to getting through it all without cutting off your social circle and eating your local grocery store out of Ben & Jerry’s, is to cultivate some techniques and methods of going through life with some stability and grace. It’s not a guarantee against life’s hardships but, take the steps you want to use and you won’t hate life.

          If you want to stop hating your life and start falling in love with it, take these steps:

          1. Get Plenty of Sleep

          Seriously, you’re obviously going to be grouchy and more inclined towards the more miserable side, if you’re not getting your recommended seven or more hours of sleep a night.

          Start checking in how much you sleep and then start making steps to go to bed earlier and sleep for longer. It might cure every problem but at least you’ll be well-rested and less likely to nap throughout the day. If you having trouble getting to sleep, go and

          2. Eat Healthily

          I have had a real issue with eating healthily for years and it wasn’t until I was hospitalised a few years ago (for a condition unrelated to my eating for the sake of disclosure), that I really started to look at what I ate and how I viewed my body.

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          I’m absolutely an advocate of body positivity and loving your body at any size and while I haven’t lost any huge amount of weight, eating a hell of a lot healthier improved my mood and made me feel better.

          In short, it’s absolutely okay to have a pizza and a soda as a treat, but just have something healthier tomorrow.

          3. Write It All Down

          Sometimes the best thing you can do is let it all out. Keeping things that are making you hate life all bottled up is neither helpful to getting out of that cycle nor healthy for your overall wellbeing.

          Grab yourself a notebook, a journal, a diary, a bit of paper, whatever, and just start writing down how you feel. As soon as you’ve done that, start thinking about what you could do in theory to stop this from happening or to stop you from feeling like this.

          4. Get Some Fresh Air

          It’s underrated and we all take it for granted, but really, getting out of your home and going for a walk can be really beneficial. It gets you outside in the (hopefully) sunshine and getting to see the whole of life as you walk around can be really grounding and calming.

          Believe me, if you’re stuck inside mulling over on the bad things of your life, grab a pair of sneakers and go for a walk. Plus, it’s free. Can’t say better than that, can you?

          5. Get Some Exercise

          This is practically a Part II of the previous step, but as someone who used to look at the gym as something people did when they were feeling particularly masochistic, I can actually say I enjoy it now.

          You don’t even have to subscribe to a fancy gym—go for a run around the block with your headphones in or lift some heavy boxes to build up muscle tone.

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          Bonus: Doing all that heavy lifting of boxes or incorporating exercise into chores will make your house cleaner and look even more awesome, as well as making you look and feel better.

          6. Treat Yourself

          Hating your life can be exhausting, and I mean that literally. It drains the energy from you until all you want to do is lie in bed with a pint of ice cream and the last five seasons of a TV show on Netflix.

          Therefore, a good thing to keep your spirits up can be to treat yourself.

          Life is too short, after all, to deny yourself some treats. Go see that movie that looks awesome in the cinema, grab a gelato with a friend, paint your nails, whatever makes you happy, do it. You deserve it.

          Here’re more ideas to inspire you: 30 Ways To Treat Yourself No Matter What

          7. Cut out Those Negative Triggers

          Chances are that if you hate life, something is setting off those triggers in your head. Until you’re able to deal with them without turning all misanthropic, the best thing might be just to get rid of all of those negative triggers.

          If you’re suffering from what AllGroanUp refer to as “Obsessive Comparison Disorder” (i.e. obsessively checking out the lifestyles of all your “successful” friends), then stop using Facebook and Twitter as much.

          Social media can be a fantastic way to connect, but it can be also be a toxic environment for neuroses and comparisons to breed.

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          Trust me, I know. If it sets you off, cut it out.

          8. Dance

          Yes you can dance. No, really, you can. It doesn’t matter if you’re not some breakdancing dynamo or ballroom extraordinaire, everyone can dance. It’s programmed into the human race, the ultimate expression of emotion.

          Dance like no one’s watching, dance like you don’t care. Tap your feet, sway your hips, go as mad or as wild as you want to to your favourite songs. Nothing quite shakes the cobwebs off than losing yourself in rhythm and dance to a song you love.

          9. Get Organized

          A great way to start moving forward and looking at what you can change in your life to make it better, is to get organized.

          Spend a weekend going through your home and clearing the unnecessary stuff out of it. Get rid of the stuff you don’t need or don’t want anymore and start to give everything a space.

          It doesn’t have to look like it’s stepped off the pages of Good Housekeeping, but clearing a lot of space and making sure that your home has a bit of harmony can do wonders for your mental wellbeing.

          10. Pay It Forward

          Life is a mystery and it can be a minefield to get through. Sometimes you stumble, sometimes you fall. The important part is to pick yourself back up and keep walking forward.

          Paying it forward is simply helping others. Charity is something that is often thrown around as an accessory to human behavior—how many celebrities have you read about who have done something heinous, but are defended by the phrase “but [they] do charity work”?

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          Go volunteer! If you think you’re at breaking point, go help other people.

          People in the world out there will be going through the same things that you are going through; and while you might not run into someone who’s going through the exact same circumstances, you will be helping people who need help.

          Helping out a soup kitchen, or at a church bake sale, or at a homeless shelter or wherever needs help, can make a huge difference to the lives of those individuals involved. And believe me, it’ll do a hell of a lot for your state of mind .

          A great idol of mine, Audrey Hepburn, once stated that we have two hands: one for helping ourselves, and one for helping others. That’s a fantastic sentiment and one I think will help people who hate their live.

          If you go and help other people, you’re having such a positive ripple effect on the world that some of it will come back to you one way or another, and it will get better.

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