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Red Lipstick, Spaghetti Carbonara, and More Magic Hangover Cures from Seattle Tastemakers

One doubles as a cold remedy.

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Instead of asking Lindsay Lohan about her remedy for hangovers, Eater decided to hit up some of the industry's finest for their cures after a long night of hitting the bottle.

  • Brandon Petit, co-owner of much loved Delancey Pizza and Essex Bar: "I stole this remedy from a cocktail writer and it works! One tablespoon of fernet and a banana." Note: We're not sure how that combo lands on the palate, but try chasing it down with a slice of Delancey's white pie.
  • Julien Perry, food and drink editor of Seattle Magazine, Co-Conspirator of One Night Only Project, and Eater alum: "Water and lots of sleep! And not being over the age of 34."
  • Mike Easton of Il Corvo and Pizzeria Gabbiano: "The ideal combination is three Tylenol "222's" with codeine and acetaminophen (the kind you can only get in Canada,) washed down with an ICE cold Rainier, and then followed by a nice bowl of Spaghetti Carbonara, because: bacon+eggs+starch= happy."
  • Poncharee Kounpungchart (aka PK), co-owner of Thai favorite Little Uncle: "Hair of the dog and call in sick! Also, Gloria (cooking maven at Little Uncle, Pioneer Square location) swears by the ritual of putting on some red lipstick and consuming lots of soda water."
  • Edouardo Jordan, chef de cuisine at Bar Sajor and Food & Wine The People's Best New Chef nominee: [wide eyed] "THERE IS NO CURE! You've gotta take care of yourself before it happens. If I drink one beer or one cocktail, I'll immediately follow it with one glass of water. You have to keep yourself hydrated. That is the key. Oh, and coconut juice works well too."
  • And here's one from the queen bee of cocktails: Anna Wallace, owner of Seattle Seltzer Co. who also tends bar at Capitol Hill's Single Shot (on Wednesdays and Fridays for you super fans). Wallace is also putting together the bar program at Ericka Burke's Chop Shop Cafe in Chophouse Row which is slated to be up-and-running by January: "Hangover cures are easy in the home bar if you have access to a good Asian market. My cure also extends to flu/cold care so this is good to keep in mind." Combine:

1 cup roasted corn (oksusu cha)/1 tbsp honey/1 tsp Chohula hot sauce /.5 oz lemon juice/3 oz apple cider vinegar/1 peeled and chopped piece of ginger/1 oz orange peel/pinch of salt.

Boil all ingredients in water and strain solids. Add rum for a hangover, or over proof whiskey.

Wallace likes Rittenhouse Bottled-in-Bond 100 proof rye when she's actually under the weather and not hungover. She says, "I love to keep a pot of this tea on boil all winter as something to drink during the cold weather."

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