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Recommendations & Recipes


Eat | Eggs

Chef Steven Satterfield’s Baked Farm Egg  

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Recipe for Farm Egg Baked in Celery Cream

Recipe from chef Steven Satterfield of Miller Union in Atlanta.


1) Hair of the Dog

It won’t eliminate your pain, but a spirited morning drink reintroduces ethanol (alcohol) into your system at a point when your liver is breaking down an alcoholic compound called methanol, which is more toxic than the ethanol. Convince yourself there are vitamins in the tomato juice and feel better in the short term.

2) The Breakfast Holy Trinity: Eggs, Bacon & Toast

Eggs replenish certain amino acids, which break down the hangover-causing toxin acetaldehyde in the liver's easily depleted glutathione. Bread is high in carbohydrates and bacon is full of protein, which breaks down into amino acids and helps clear the head. Just the smell of bacon can revive some from the dead.

Here is a festive egg dish recipe and a few ready-made Bloody Mary mixes, which means all you’ll have to do is pour.

Drink | Bloody Marys

McClure’s Bloody Mary Mix  

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McClure’s Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

From the pickle-making McClure family, try their ready-made briny blend with just an ounce of kick. Garnish with a McClure’s pickle spear.

McClure’s serving suggestions:

Valentine’s Vodka

“It’s made in Michigan and it’s Detroit's first handcrafted distilled spirit since prohibition. The sweet fruitiness of the vodka, lack of astringency, and no back taste creates nice layering with the heat of their Bloody Mary mixture.”

Tito's Handmade Vodka

“Tito’s award-wining vodka is produced in Austin at Texas' first and oldest legal distillery. Clean, simple, with a straightforward taste.”

Charleston Mix

Created by bartender Jackson Holland from The Cocktail Club in Charleston, South Carolina, it’s an all natural, meaty Mary mix using a beef broth base, habanero paste, and an herb blend.

Holland’s serving suggestions:

Sobieski Vodka

“It’s a smooth vodka with a clean taste and a good value. I like to garnish mine with pickled okra and pickled asparagus, but you can use a Slim Jim, shrimp or olives.”

Espolón Tequila

“Use the blanco to make it into a Bloody Maria for a smoky flavor. Garnish the rim with Old Bay seasoning or add espelette pepper. You could also dry out some arugula and add sea salt.”

More Hangover Helpers

- New Year’s Day Pre-Production

- Winemaker’s Tip | Hangover Prevention


Eat | Bacon

Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Bacon  

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Benton’s Smoky Mountain Bacon

“In my opinion, Allan Benton is one of the truly iconic artisan culinary figures in this country. His bacon has an intensity of smoke that you'll find in no other bacon, period. It's what defines Benton's bacon. When I get excited about a product it's probably unique. It's something that truly stands apart from the monotony and the commonality of the rest of the world even in great restaurants.”

- Chef Sam Beall of Blackberry Farm in Walland, TN

“It’s the smoke. Nobody uses as much smoke as he does. It is outrageous. If you put the tiniest amount of Benton’s bacon into anything, it’s like MSG, it just makes it. It’s just incredible.”

- Chef Sean Brock of Husk and McCrady’s in Charleston, SC