As we grow older and wiser, with increasingly pickled livers, we all develop our own ways to cure a hangover, and each person's go-to hangover remedy is slightly different. Some people chug a gallon of water, while others swear by the hair of the dog. But some mornings (or mid-afternoons, as the case may be), you're suffering from a hangover that's so severe that your regular hangover cure just doesn't seem to do anything. That's when you need to bust out the big guns: a quick and easy hangover cure that'll make you feel human again in less time than it takes to roll out of bed and hop into the shower even when it feels like your head is three sizes too big.
If you're looking for an easy way to rid yourself of whatever hangover ails you, or something that'll help you take care of yourself after a long night out, these five foolproof hangover remedies are just what you need—even though the science behind eating greasy food or drinking more booze to cure your hangover is a little bit dubious. But as the editors say here at Extra Crispy, these five hangover cures probably can't undo last night, but they can definitely try.
22-Minute Huevos Rancheros
These easy-to-make huevos rancheros are the perfect breakfast for those mornings when you know you need something greasy in your belly, but don't have the energy to cook anything fancy, let alone leave the house. Feel free to add all of the extra cheese, if that's going to help you make it through your hangover.
Filipino Breakfast Burrito
Jordan Andino, chef and owner of Manhattan’s 2nd City in the West Village, serves up the ideal breakfast for the hungover. It's called the Plan B-Rito, a breakfast burrito stuffed with Filipino breakfast sausage, avocado, gooey eggs, ham, and bacon—and it's ready to eat in 15 minutes, flat.
Sausage and Cheddar Breakfast Biscuit
This recipe for sausage and cheddar breakfast biscuits from the folks at Food & Wine couldn't be easier to make, especially if you get into the habit of keeping packs of frozen biscuit dough in your freezer. You can also use breakfast biscuits from a tube if you want maximum efficiency with this recipe.
If you ascribe to the hair of the dog philosophy of hangover cures, you might want to try this coffee Negroni, created by writer Kyle Chayka. It's a balanced combination of strong coffee and straight liquor that'll perk you up, and keep you going all day without the inevitable boozy crash that comes with heavy day-drinking.
Apple Cider Vinegar and LaCroix
Contrary to popular internet myth, seltzer does not dehydrate you, and drinking sparkling water is just as hydrating as drinking regular, flat water. So if you're one of those folks who tends to chug water when they're hungover, why not try making your water fancy with one of these LaCroix-based hangover cures? If you want extra hangover-fighting power, try mixing a citrus-y LaCroix with a tablespoon of unfiltered apple cider vinegar.