While everyone else at this year's Tales of the Cocktail was wallowing in a state of booze-induced misery Saturday morning, NOLA.com's Judy Walker decided to be proactive about her hangover by attending the Hangover Hospital Cocktail Brunch hosted by cocktail grand dames Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan at Café Adelaide. The brunch was loaded with cocktail aficionados, so Walker was privy to all the secret hangover cures she could scribble down, including this most obvious and sage advice: don't drink too much.
But of course you're going to drink too much, so, barring the possibility that you suddenly discover your sense of prudence during a Friday night out on the town, you can always follow Swizzle Stick Bar Chef Lu Brow's expert advice:
I've never been hung over. OK, Coca-Cola and french fries. Drink a real Coca-Cola, with sugar. I learned when I was younger. Now that I'm a little more experienced I learned to drink more water when I go out.
She also revealed that hair of the dog really does work?but only if you eat something and drag yourself out of bed. Sigh, there's always a catch.
The Swizzle Stick Bar at Café Adelaide. [Photo: Nikki Mayeux]