Hangover Drinks

With the taste of the flavours of Christmas can come, for many of us, the unwanted after effect of the hangover. These two drinks don’t actually cure the hangover, but they can make your feelings change from one of imminent demise to at least agreed mutual tolerance with your brain’s response to the night before. The ease of the Corpse Reviver is that you don’t have to worry about measurements.

Corpse Reviver: Created in 1926 at the Ritz, Paris.

  • 1 glass of Pernod
  • Juice of a quarter of a lemon
  • Champagne

Lemon juice and Pernod go into glass over ice, and pour on the Champagne. Stir slowly.
If you want to follow the Savoy version then pour the following into a mixing glass, stir and strain into a cocktail glass:

  • 30ml of Brandy
  • 30ml of Sweet Vermouth
  • 30ml of Calvados.

Hair of the Dog: P G Wodehouse’s recipe.

  • 60mls scotch
  • 30ml of double cream
  • 1 large teaspoon of clear honey.

Pour the lot into a cocktail shaker, shake vigorously  (if you can take the pain) and strain into a cocktail glass.

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About Cooking At Zero Degrees

This is a blog (it also works on an ipad and now has a Facebook page) about what we eat at home. Starters, mains, sauces, side dishes, cocktails and links to local shops. It’s all here. Food is fun, it should be fun to make and fun to eat. For some people making a meal is a chore. If it is then don’t do it; but please, it’s better to eat something, anything, that you make at home from scratch, because prepared, packaged supermarket dinners and food have about as much flavour as the plastic or cardboard package they come in. Food cultivation and husbandry is not just a moral argument. Eggs that don’t come from battery hens do taste better, cattle properly reared have more flavour - and just think about it: at its most simple, if they’re not being pumped full of chemicals then you’re not being pumped full of chemicals. How good is that? If you can buy local, use your neighbourhood shops, you will miss them when they are gone. Most of all, have fun making a meal of it! Oh, and why at zero degrees? Because that’s where we live – in Greenwich, London.
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