Seis De Mayo: Top 10 Ways To Get Over Your Cinco De Mayo Hangover (page 9)

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2. Hair Of The Dog

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For us, this sounds like the most disgusting idea ever. The last thing we want to do after over-drinking is more drinking. But for a lot of people, drinking a mimosa, a bloody mary, or breakfast beer immediately takes away many of the negative effects of being hungover.

The phrase “hair of the dog” came from Scotch-Irish folklore which said you should rub the hairs of the rabid beast that bit you into the wound.

Of course, it probably didn’t work unless the beast really wasn’t “rabid,” but the idea of drinking more after drinking has some merit. The drink is hydrating-ish, a bloody mary or mimosa has Vitamin C in the juice, and the little amount of booze takes away the pain of a headache.

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