The legal age of drinking kicks off at 18 in the UK. In the first decade of my legal drinking years I managed some level of hangover almost every weekend. The hangovers ranged from 1-10. With 1 being a slight headache upon waking that faded with some water and a coffee and 10 not being able to stand up or hold down a sip of water without being sick. Luckily I reached a 10 only a few times in that decade.
The subject of hangover cures is a heavily debated subject. Drinking plenty of water is a good idea but it doesn’t take the pain away. I was told antioxidants from strawberry’s offer a cure so one particularly painful morning at work I ordered a strawberry smoothy – it didn’t work. A glass of extra cold Coke helps momentarily as does a greasy English breakfast. A Bloody Mary can also numb the pain and get you drunk again which isn’t always a good idea. I’ve still want to try one of those iv drips. I imagine the hydration going directly to the blood stream feels like heaven.
On a long night of partying the best solution I’ve found besides not drinking at all. Is to only drink a good quality tequila and you won’t get a hangover the next day. This has been tried and tested by yours truely and it works every time. There are rules though. You can drink the tequila as a shot which is always fun or drink it long with soda water and fresh lime. Don’t mix it with coke or anything else sugary as you will get a headache the next day. If you can’t stand tequila then try a good quality, pure Vodka such as Belvedere or Grey Goose but in my opinion Tequila works best.