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Hangover Elixirs to Get You Through Holiday Season

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Hangovers are inevitable during the holidays. If that spiked eggnog isn't settling well the morning after, allow us to introduce you to hangover elixirs to wash away the pain. Warning: These contain a teensy bit of alcohol. Because, let's be real, nothing distracts you from your hangover like a glass of bubbly.

Traditional Mimosa

mimosa
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1 (750 ml) bottle chilled dry sparkling wine

3 cups (750 ml) chilled orange juice (freshly squeezed is best)

1/2 cup (120 ml) Grand Marnier or triple sec, optional

How to make it:

Fill eight champagne flutes half full with chilled sparkling wine, and top it off with orange juice. 

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary
Courtesy of Kitchen Swagger

1½ ounces vodka

1 lemon wedge, juice squeezed

1 lime wedge, juice squeezed

4 ounces tomato juice

2-4 dashes hot sauce

1 teaspoon horseradish

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Garnish with:

1 celery stalk

2 green olives

1 lime wedge

1 lemon wedge

2-3 sweet pickles

How to make it:

Squeeze the juice from the lemon and lime wedges into a cocktail shaker. Combine all the remaining ingredients (except garnishes, of course) into the shaker. Firmly shake for ten seconds until it's fully blended. Pour (not strain) into a pint glass with a cup of ice. 

Frozen Peach Bellini

frozen peach bellini
Photo courtesy of Damn Delicious

1 cup mango nectar

3 cups frozen peach slices

1 (750-mL) bottle Prosecco, chilled

How to make it:

Combine mango nectar and peach slices into a blender until smooth. Pour the peach mixture into champagne flutes until half full and fill the glasses with Prosecco. Serve immediately, and garnish with peach slices. 

Spiked Sweet Tea

spiked sweet tea

3 quarts cold water, divided

3 family-size tea bags

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

1.5 cups sugar

1 (12-ounce can) frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed

1 cup citrus-flavored vodka

Garnish: fresh lemon slices, fresh mint sprigs

How to make it: 

Put one quart of water into a medium saucepan and boil. Then, remove from heat, add tea bags and mint; cover and steep for five minutes. Strain tea into a large container, discarding tea bags and mint, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add vodka, lemonade, and the remaining two quarts of water. Stir, cover, and chill. Then, serve it with ice and garnish with the lemon slices and mint sprigs. 

What hangover elixir do you turn to? Tell us in the comments below!

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