Once the endless round of Christmas parties is over, the New Year’s celebrations begin, so the demand for hangover cures is huge. A few things that some people swear by.
Wash down a kokoreç, a grilled lamb offal baguette, with şalgam, a fiery root-based drink: Might sound strange, but the Turks are convinced it works after too much raki or Efes beer.
If you can stomach a Prairie Oyster the morning after, you’re over the worst: The classic U.S. hangover cocktail contains brandy, raw egg, red wine vinegar, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce – alternatively tomato juice instead of booze.
Ukon no chikara, a turmeric drink, is Japan’s patent hangover prevention. If you don’t have a ukon the night before, a miso soup the next day, preferably with freshwater mussels, should help.