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Get relief from last nights excesses with this collection of the very best hangover cures from the world's most celebrated bartenders
All manner of weird and wonderful remedies have been developed to soothe the effects of a hangover, from eating a plate of owl's eggs to rubbing the rind of a lemon into the armpit. Fortunately for today's drinkers, this compilation features popular and effective modern fixes taken from leading bartenders that use much more palatable ingredients. More than 40 "hair of the dog" mixtures, such as Banana Cow and Suffering Bastard, are offered along with 45 recipes for nonalcoholic juices and smoothies. Information and guidance on the effects of alcohol on health is also provided, with sections covering the effects of drinking on the liver, the relationships of drinking with heart disease and weight gain, and the long-term consequences of overdoing it. Hand-tinted stills from the golden age of Hollywood show film stars in a range of compromising states and add a tonic of whimsy to this tasty blend of humor and sound advice.
All the hangover cures recommended here have been created by the worlds leading bartenders from the 20th and 21st centuries, and all were carefully devised to revive their suffering customers. "Hair of the dog" mixtures, such as Banana Cow and Suffering Bastard, guarantee relief from overindulgence, but if Breakfast Eggnog isnt your cup of tea, try one of the many fruity juices and smoothies. Dr. Andrew Irving also offers authoritative medical advice on the short- and long-term effects of too many rough nights. The book deals with the science of a hangover, including the role of coffee and water, plus the history of weird and wonderful hangover cures since antiquity.
Salvatore Calabrese is one of the world's top bartenders. His range of restorative cocktails, with and without alcohol, are much tastier (and more effective) than the usual "hair of the dog." Drawing on 30 years of experience, he offers other proven remedies as well, such as herbal cures and a complete three-day detox program to cleanse the system.
About the Author
Andrew Irving is a practicing doctor who has made a special study of the effects of alcohol on health and is a supporter of the concept that alcohol in moderation is beneficial to health.