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01/01/2015 12:42 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

4 Cocktails Made From Hangover Cures

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Credit: Andy Kryza

By: Andy Kryza and Dave Shenaut

Everybody's got their go-to hangover cure, whether it's coconut water, greasy diner food, or just watching She's The Man on repeat while weeping. And a little hair of the dog always does the trick! Actually, dietitians argue that you're setting yourself up for a compound hangover by drinking your morning-after breakfast.

We suggest you ignore the dietitians and combine booze with your favorite hangover-busting cures, just like in these kick-ass cocktails. We tasked Dave Shenaut -- former Oregon Bartenders Guild president and current bar director at Raven & Rose -- with doing just that. Behold, a boozy breakfast in a glass, Gatorade Pimm's, and other miracles of medical bartending.

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Replenish lost electrolytes while feeling particularly British with this Michael Jordan-approved (Ed note: Michael Jordan did not approve this) take on a classic.

WATERMELON PIMM'S CUP
Active hangover-busting ingredient: Watermelon Gatorade

Directions
1. Throw Pimm's (go ahead, call it "pimp's"), lemon juice, and simple syrup into a shaker of ice, then double-strain it into a highball glass full of Gatorade ice cubes.
2. Fill the rest with ginger ale.
3. Dave recommends garnishing it with another ice cube, plus a little spice (he used a cucumber/chili flag, which we're sure you have lying around).

Ingredients
  • 2 ounces Pimm's
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 4-5 Watermelon Gatorade ice cubes
  • Ginger ale

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Hitting some of the essentials of an after-drinking breakfast -- minus the grease and waiting in line with a bunch of hipsters -- this bad boy's got protein, sugar, and beer. Basically the cornerstones of any first meal.

BLACK CAR FLIP
Active hangover-busting ingredient: Eggs, beer, chocolate, optional bacon

Directions
1. Dump the brandy, 151, simple, amaretto, and a whole egg (no shell, dumbass) into a shaker of ice and jostle it for a while, so it disperses and thickens.
2. Then double-strain it over ice, and hit the top with a nice chocolate stout like Sammy Smith.
3. If you're a breakfast completist, it pairs exceptionally well with bacon, so maybe do that too.

Ingredients
  • 3/4 ounce brandy
  • 3/4 ounce 151-proof rum
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/4 ounce amaretto
  • 1 egg
  • Chocolate stout

Head to Thrillist.com to see 2 more hangover busting cocktails with hangover cures in them (spoiler alert: one of them has coconut water)!

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