12 Hangover Cures From Famous Drunkards
Not A Creature Was Stirring, Not Even Wasted Uncle Bob
This holiday season, don't let a pesky hangover get between you and your next party. Instead, heed the wise advice of these expert drinkers, who all found their own proven way to get over the headache, and back on the egg nog.
Flavorwire.com has assembled a list of 12 famous boozehounds -- from celebrated authors to legendary actresses -- who each had their own way of dealing with the morning after. Here are a few:
Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man And The Sea author had a famous love affair with words, big game hunting and lots of rum. Hemingway had two cures for his hangovers, BOTH involving more alcohol. The first was called Death in the Afternoon and consisted of up to 5 glasses of absinthe and champagne mixed together, and the second was Death in the Gulf Stream, which featured a healthy dose of rum, gin and lime juice.
Zelda Fitzgerald - The "first American flapper," Zelda was a literary celebrity along with her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, during the Roaring '20s. Which meant she also had her fair share of alcohol. So how'd she do it all over again in the morning? Vodka, lemonade and an early morning swim.
Judy Garland - The Hollywood darling had a lifelong struggle with alcoholism that left her liver worn out by the time of her early death in 1969. But Garland had an especially tricky method for dealing with her numerous hangovers: other drugs! The Wizard of Oz star would reportedly use speed to help her stay alert on film sets.
William Faulkner - The revered southern writer was no stranger to long binges after finishing a project, but ever after the heaviest night of drinking he had one fail-safe way to forget the pain: go back to work.
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