There is nothing more glorious than having an iced cold beer or perhaps a glass of your favourite wine with a bunch of friends. After that long stressful day at work, you deserve to have fun. Nevertheless, try to take it slow unless you’re asking for a bad hangover the next day.
Keep things in order and for your own safety, Gerard’s Bar has prepared these reminders to avoid a hangover:
As mentioned above, take it slow. When you start feeling uneasy, that means the alcohol has entered your system. You know your body than anybody else; consider cutting back on drinking. Ideally, you should limit your drinks to three in two hours, and no more than five a night depending on what you’re drinking.
Always check the alcohol content of your drink. As much as possible, choose light beer or wine. Keep in mind that the hangover comes from your body’s metabolism. Go for clear drinks like gin and vodka. Avoid darker drinks like whiskey, bourbon, and scotch.
Whatever it is, you never mix different alcohols in one night. If you have started with beer, never take on another drink. Mixing different drinks together may be your idea of a great night of fun, but this will only result in a terrible hangover the next day. If you still insist, keep this in mind: “Liquor before beer, never fear; beer before liquor, never sicker.”
Dehydration is one of the biggest factors of hangovers. Keep yourself hydrated, but avoid drinking too much water. In addition, do not drink on an empty stomach.
Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be fine for your next drinking session. Whether you’re in a bar or at home, always remember to drink moderately.