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“The Utaar Peg”, to banish that hangover!

The alcohol hangover has been known since Biblical times: "Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink" (Isaiah 5:11).

A great many of those who drink alcohol to intoxication, have to inevitably deal with a hangover. Quaffing relatively large amounts of alcohol takes you on the path of headache, nausea, vomiting, thirst and dryness of mouth, tremors, dizziness, fatigue and muscle cramps next day. Other symptoms, such as rapid heartbeat and changes in blood pressure, might go unnoticed by the sufferer.  

Although still under debate, the cause and mechanism of a hangover seem to involve several factors. One can diminish the severity of the hangover by paying attention to the amount and type of alcohol consumed. There are many cures to a hangover, but today we shall focus on cutting a diamond with another. Hangover cocktails.

Historically there was an entire class of morning drinks with appropriate titles to their curative capabilities for a hangover or just right for a great brunch. So let's review some four great options beyond Mimosas (Champagne and OJ) and Bloody Mary’s, shall we?

The Ramos Gin Fizz:
May be the bartender will hate you, but that’s better than nursing a severe hangover. So why not just go ahead and order despite the 12-minute shaking time? Made with gin, eggs, cream, sugar, lemon, lime and, Orange Juice, Do eggs sound gross? Especially when you don’t know who is controlling the gate to your stomach after a night of binge drinking. Don’t worry, it resembles a Sprite milkshake and is well worth the effort. Just make sure to reward your bartender accordingly.  

The Corpse Reviver:
This piquant sipper gives a jolt with its tartness keeps you wondering about the name. That's a long story. Gin, lemon, Cointreau, Lillet, and absinthe are a sublime combination for "acid" freaks.

The Morning Glory: Bourbon, brandy, bitters, absinthe, and a little lift from the soda should make this the stalwart of the Bourbon-set brunchers. This is certainly worth making your go-to before-noon beverage.

The Red Eye: So you're in a Bloody Mary rut, picking the horseradish from your teeth and wondering if the top accidentally fell off the Tabasco? Why else is your mouth scorched from a few sips? Beer and tomato juice. As soon as you admit that this is the oyster of cocktails, it tastes amazingly delicious and needn't be doctored too much. If you don`t trust us, look for Coughlin’s diet in the movie Cocktail.   
So next time the monster of hangover is stalking your life’s corridors, remember that not a single one of us is safe from the cruelties that it generously donates our way. We suggest you drink a gallon of water before hitting the bed after a heavy night of drinking. But if you were the one with true grit, you would most possibly prefer a morning cocktail or more famously known as the “Utaar Peg” in some parts of our country. So next time you have a hangover, ask for one of our Utaar Peg suggestions.
Tags: Utaar Peg, hangover cure, gin

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