After a long night of drinking, you may find it useful to know how to make a Hair Of The Dog cocktail. Even though alcohol does not sound very appealing when you are hung over, small amounts of alcohol can actually help alleviate your body's withdrawal from alcohol which is what causes the hangover symptoms. You've probably heard people say "the hair of the dog that bit you" is the cure for a hangover and in this case it really can make a difference. In addition to the alcohol which serves as "the hair of the dog", citrus and hot pepper work their digestive magic to help the stomach feel better quickly. You can still enjoy this drink even if you don't overindulge. A Hair Of The Dog Cocktail is also a great substitute for a Bloody Mary on a festive morning or vacation. Next time you wake up with that dreaded hangover feeling, make a Hair of the Dog cocktail and you will feel better in no time!
To make a Hair Of The Dog Cocktail, you will need:
- 6 ounces of gin
- 1/2 oz. lemon or lime juice, preferably fresh
- 3 dashes of hot sauce
- cocktail shaker
- Mix the cocktail. Place some ice in a cocktail shaker and pour the gin, lemon juice, and hot sauce inside. Shake vigorously.
- Pour and serve. Strain the liquid out of the shaker into a glass and drink quickly without ice.
- Garnish. A slice of hot pepper such as chili pepper makes a great garnish for this drink.
Warning: a Hair of the Dog Cocktail is only recommended for mild hangovers. Do not drink more alcohol if there is any chance you are experiencing alcohol poisoning.