The 20 Best User Submitted Hangover Cures Ever


Ben Franklin said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” This is true. However, as I’ve said before, hangovers are proof that God also has a sense of humor. Nobody likes to have a hangover. That’s probably why one of our most read posts here on The Drunk Pirate is “The 8 Best Hangover Cures Ever.” We had tons of comments and we received several emails about the post. Probably the best thing to come from that post was all the hangover cures submitted by our readers in the comments section.

I’m calling these the “best” user submitted hangover cures. I use the word “best” loosely. Being the best doesn’t necessarily denote that it works. It can mean that it either works or made me laugh at the absurdity of the proposed method. Don’t worry. You’ll know which is which.

Normally I wouldn’t suggest anything to you guys before I tried it myself, but these cures range from plausible to just plain retarded. If you decide you want to be a human Guinea Pig and try some of these please be sure to report your results in the comments section. I’d also like to mention smoking weed as a cure was submitted more than 20 times.

So here are the 20 best user submitted hangover cures.

1. Tanning bed and a Bojangles 2 piece meal with mashed potatoes

2. Pedialyte and water. chug about a half a bottle of pedeolyte and as much water as you can. hangovers come from dehydration mostly. it is stripper approved and road tested so trust me, as a guy who works at 7am for seven days a week most of the year, it is a life saver.

3. My other cure for the nausea is opening a coke the night before and drinking it the next morning. Dr.’s prescribe coke syrup for kids who have upset stomachs (you can get the plain coke syrup over the counter now too) and drinking a flat coke the next morning will fix it in no time.

4. Hangovers are not only caused by dehydration, but also vitamin deficiencies. So, another good way to strike a hangover preemptively is to take an all-a-day vitamin or eat a banana, due to it’s potassium concentration, before a night of drinking.

5. There is NO BETTER HANGOVER CURE on the planet. Simply strap on an oxygen bottle for a few minutes. Take a few really deep breaths and your hangover will be gone within a few minutes. Quick & simple.

6. Before I go out, planning to get drunk, I take a vitamin b complex and a milk thistle supplement and eat a banana. I keep a couple around for the morning. I drink a shit load of water (and piss a bunch) while out. This seams to work pretty well. I also like drinking that lemon flavored Propel shit on my way to work in the morning.

7. When you wake up and have your shower, when you’re ready to get out, make it as hot as you can stand until you can’t take it anymore, then shift to cold in about three or four gradual steps. Cold should be so cold you feel like you can’t take it anymore. At that point, turn it off and get out. Won’t cure you on its own but definitely helps.

8. Find a Mexican restaurant and order yourself a big bowl of Menudo. What is Menudo? If you haven’t puked yet before eating you’ll probably puke just by reading what goes into a bowl of Menudo. Needless to say its loaded with fat and it will cure your hangover. You can also find it in canned in the Mexican section of your local grocery store.

9. A green bell pepper is the best thing ever. Just eat it like an apple, its surprisingly refreshing and tastes somewhat like the white part of a watermelon (Rhine). But when hungover it is a must!

10. As gross as it sounds, the cure is…..pickle juice, hair of the dog and lots of water. If you do not hydrate well before going to bed the previous night, this combo will hook you up. There is something about the pickle juice that helps level your electrolytes better than anything else (including Gatorade) a good 4-6 oz does the trick, hair of the dog makes you feel better while you rehydrate with lots of water. Tried and True. Be a new man within an hour.

11. Peanut butter, honey, and banana sandwich. The peanut butter and banana have the vitamins and nutrients you need. The honey, sugar and the bread will help soak shit up.

12. Sushi is a very good hangover cure. It’s not oily and its a good source of carbs, protein and omega 3 etc.

13. “Thiamin is also required for metabolism of alcohol by microsomal detoxification when intakes are high.” says a study from Northwestern University. So, drinking fluids to keep hydrated (something like gatorade with electrolytes in it) and eating something with thiamin and/or taking a multivitamin/B-vitamin complex before and after drinking are the way to go. The website I referenced lists foods and drinks that are good sources of thiamin. I’ve actually put it into practice after one of my college professors told us about it in my nutrition & metabolism class I took three years ago, and it works wonders for me. I’m a light-weight that gets sick easily from drinking too much, but as long as I follow this system of thiamin-rich foods and rehydrating fluids, I can avoid the physiologically negative side effects of drinking.

14. Eat something with carbs before you fall asleep, even if it’s 2 handfuls of pretzels.
In the morning, take 2 Tums, 1 large glass water, 2 advil.
Pain will be a minimum and the rest can be taken care of with a waffle, bacon and coffee, though my favorite is iced cappuccino.

15. If you live in Scotland; a glass bottle of Irn-Bru and some Rowies.

16. Fill a short glass with soda water. Add 5-10 dashes of Angostura bitters, squeeze the juice of 1 lemon, and 5-10 dashes of table salt. You’ll be feeling better in no time.

17 Jamba Juice wheat grass is a miracle hangover cure as well. It’s easy and only about $2.

18. When you get home after a night of drinking cook a massive breakfast and leave it out. Chug a glass of cream and a glass of lime juice. The cream to make you smarter and the lime so you’ll make a weird face. In the morning, get up and throw the breakfast away because it will be bad, and clean up the entire house.

19. Another genius method is oral hydration salts, specifically designed for extreme dehydration. Much more potent than Gatorade. Next time you walk by a GNC, pick up a box of these things. They come in individual sachets in a bunch of flavors. I recommend Lemon-Lime, because it doesn’t taste like ass like the rest of them. They’re dirt cheap too. Drink one sachet in a ten ounce glass of water before bed. Or, do it in the morning, and after about twenty minutes, you’ll feel a hell of a lot better.

20. Carolina Hangover cure is b12, 2 Excedrin washed down with Yoo Hoo and followed with a bowl of cheese grits doused with Texas Pete.



  1. says

    Some of these are right on the mark, but most of them…damn. Pickle juice? Menudo? Green bell pepper? A DAMN OXYGEN TANK!?! This list is hilarious.

  2. drunken stoner says

    weed is without a doubt the best hangover cure, it helps ur headache and gets rid of all nausea and allows you to eat

  3. Paige says

    You want a fail-proof hangover cure? Man up and take it. You’ll feel better tomorrow–or better yet, tonight when you start drinking.

  4. Bruno Wise says

    yo some interesting ones here, the best is to combine vitamins with water and liver detox if possible, BEFORE sleeping, according to the neutral ‘experts’ who have nothing to sell – you have to make your own custom made drink apparently because no one makes anything which combines it that from this site – it’s free and isn’t selling anything so seems reliable

  5. says

    My hangover cure is drinking a bunch of Powerade or Gatorade, a Mt.Dew, 2 aspirin and having a few smokes in the morning. And as much as it hurts, try to be a little active.

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  7. TomasZ with a "Z" says

    I personally find that doing a lot of cocaine on the morning after a night of drunken debauchery helps get me going. However, if you can’t access this, lemon lime Gatorade combined with an Airborne tablet works wonders for my lack of enthusiasm and grumpy attitude. Sleep is also a good cure ;)

  8. bettwice2 says

    I have tried every remedy known to man and I’m telling you that honey is by far the best. If you are an infrequent drinker, dehydration is your biggest problem, and that can be cured by water/other fluids. But if you are a regular drinker, your body’s lack of glucose is the main culprit to a hangover, since your liver dumps its glucose stores during a heavy bout of drinking. It’s because your body has no glucose that you feel lethargic, weak and usually very, very hungry. Your body has no fuel. Ever noticed that on a hangover you can sometimes eat all day and still not feel satiated? That’s because your sugar levels still aren’t where they need to be. Honey will get it back.

    Consume LOTS of honey, I’m talking like 12-20 tablespoons over the course of a couple of hours or more if you have to, along with lots of water and a multi-vitamin. Promise you’ll feel a ton better.

  9. says

    Here’s a novel idea…..why not not drink ( ahhh! a double negative).

    The reason we have hangovers is not because God has a sense of humor but because alcohol is a poison. You might as well be drinking’s cheaper and when you get sick you can clean the toilet at the same time.

    And tomasZ with a z , don’t get me started on coke..wise up.

  10. Just Another Drunken Pirate says

    The oxygen tank truly IS the best cure! A few minutes of sucking on oxygen and you’re good as new. Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it. But if you’ve tried it, you know it to be true. If you can’t access an oxygen tank, sushi always works for me. Just some miso soup and some salmon sashimi is all I need to feel 100% again. Works like a charm.
    If you can’t get either, then I recommend taking the day off and drinking through it. Hair o’ the dog never fails :)

  11. Nate says

    Take a pint glass and fill it halfway up with pickle juice. Then squeeze a good amount of honey in. Add two ice cubes and stir till the ice cubes are mostly melted and some of the honey has dissolved. Then drink and be sure to finish the honey remaining at the bottom of the glass. Then take a shower and do the hot to cold method mentioned above. Get dressed and off you go with little to no hangover. This works better for headache hangovers as oppossed to nausea one though. Pedialyte is good too if you are out of honey or pickle juice.

  12. london says

    Honestly,the best is simple as hell. Whatever volume you drink in alchohawlz drink in a shake such as muscle milk before you go to bed. My bff told me this and I have been drinking hard core for years. Never had a hangover when I stuck to this. It works like a charm

  13. says

    #19 you can make your self
    1 liter of water
    One level teaspoon of salt
    Eight level teaspoons of sugar (try to use brown if you can but not a deal breaker)

  14. Sam says

    fuck it’s mornin, ouch. smoke a toke, put on that awesome fake smile… or a pair of earbuds and sunglasses, pound some well-balanced grub up the block, grab a gatorade and gum, ur good to go. if ur not good to go, you simply drank too much, wha wha.

    ps. Charles, shut up. sorry, that’s my hangover talkin :p

  15. says

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  16. TJ says

    The only thing I have ever been able to stand is a flat coke (regular not that diet shit) and a snickers, immediately followed with a pint of Gatorade and an excedrin migraine.
    And then I smoke a few cigarettes and sip Gatorade for the rest of the day.

  17. vicky says

    I know it s weird but I chug down a few glasses of milk the next morning. I thought it’d make me sick but it instantly makes me feel hydrated and less sick. Just pay attention to what your body is lacking. I had to have milk for nausea while I was pregnant. So I must have needed it then and same with after drinking.

  18. Muff says

    My uncle once told me to drink a large glass of butter milk lol, I didn’t end up trying it but he did and low and behold…..It didn’t work lol

  19. Aloha Gonzales says

    Thanks so much. My particular faves were #3, 5, 12… and go to’s #2 and 19. :-)

  20. says

    Hot and spicy Chinese or Mexican food,if you go Chinese,order Hot and Sour Soup,plus Szechuan-style something for an Entree,plus Egg Rolls-or Spring Rolls,for that matter,BUT-get some Hot Mustard-the stuff they put on the table,and mix up nice and HOT(spicy)-NOT that Mild-a** Crap they put in the to-go packets,that about-or do…that stuff is pedestrian,for the Newbies,at best..OR,if you go the Mexican food route,for starters,get the HOTTEST Salsa you can stand with that order of Corn chips that they bring to the table to keep you sated until the hottest Entree you can stand with a side order of Jalapenos,(or ,if you are daring,Habaneros!!!!)Peppers shows up….Again,Heat (Scoville Units) is the key..order it as hot as you can stand it-if it is too hot,eat some chips,no salsa,use Milk,if absolutely necessary to wash ,and neutralize the effect on your tongue receptors.If none of the above works,if you are stuck at the house,and do not have access to a restaurant,fix up the hottest Denver Omelette,with Jalapenos,or Habaneros,and HOT Hot Sauce…..The restaurant cures ALWAYS work for me-I always start feeling better within 3-5 minutes,no kidding-and of course,one or two hair of the dogs don’t hurt-I might suggest their Top shelf Bloody Mary,extra spicy,or a Big Margarita……….Here’s to Szechuan…..WORKS FOR ME…..!!!!!!!!!…


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