As we all saddle up for the variable sip-fest that is New Years, I thought it may be helpful to post a few quick tips so that you are not wishing you were dead come 8:00 am, January 1, 2009.:
EAT: Stuff yourself with leftovers from Xmas or any other holiday feast, eat a pizza, sub or 4 or 5 McDoubles. Anything. just make sure it’s something hearty. Don’t worry about the healthiness of it (you’re going out drinking anyways). Food is going to be your first barrier from getting too drunk and consequently drunk dialing an ex or punching an officer.
Drink water: We know that you don’t want to lose your buzz by drinking water between those car bombs but the main reason for those hangover headaches is dehydration. So unless you have an IV to put in your arm before you pass out, Keep yourself hydrated.
Stick with a mixer: Alcohol is alcohol. Dark, light, beer, wine. Its all the same. What messes people up is what they mix it with. Don’t drink White Russians or Bailey’s and then switch to Sour drinks. That will cause some problems in your GI tract. Also, keep in mind, the darker the liquor, the worse the hang over. So if you plan on throwing ’em back, try to stick with the light stuff.
And My personal favorite (that has nothing to do with hangovers)
TRY SOMETHING NEW!!!
If you’ve never had a martini, try one. Have a Gibson or a Dirty martini. Try a Manhattan or a more expensive wine. Go for something a little more obscure. you may find a new favorite drink. and if you’re going to drink beer go, for something a little classy. God knows being from Buffalo, NY my blood is made up of 48 % Blue Light but spend the money. It’s worth it
and last but not least
Have a DD:
We all say we’ll be alright or that were not going to drink that much but better to be safe than sorry. Call a cab or your little brother. I know I will.
HAPPY NEW YEAR…