After a night of cocktails, or perhaps an IPA tasting, you’ll likely find yourself facing a few tough decisions: how much Advil to take, how greasy of a breakfast to eat, and whether or not you should have a bloody mary.

There’s a myth out there that having a drink the next morning will cure a hangover. It won’t. A hangover is simply dehydration compounded by your body being starved of certain nutrients. Drinking only makes this worse. But, it also makes you a tiny bit drunk again, so you forget about that hangover. That said, I still enjoy my Sunday morning bloody mary. And I still like to pretend its helping. 

Of course, tomato juice does contain a lot Vitamin A, B-6, C, and a few key minerals. So, maybe it is helping? (It's not.)

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, this isn’t some burger-topped, fancy-rimmed, all-of-the-fixings bloody mary. This is a bloody mary, plain and simple. 

Bloody mary

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces tomato juice
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • A few dashes Tabasco sauce
  • A few dashes worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • Pinch salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a shaker. Top and shake vigerously for 30 seconds.
  2. Pour the contents into a glass. Fill the glass with ice. Serve.
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