The British Columbia hangover cure: Kombucha
In health-conscious British Columbia, it’s no surprise locals reach for kombucha when they need a hangover cure. The murky-looking blend of water, tea and sugar is fermented, which means it’s great for gut health and getting your digestive system back on track after a night of debauchery. To aid your recovery, most kombuchas are loaded with additional health-boosting ingredients such as charcoal and ginger. For the true B.C. experience, reach for a locally-produced brew like Raincoast Kombucha or Spark Kombucha.
The Alberta hangover cure: The Caesar
You’ve heard of “hair of the dog” as a hangover cure? Well, that’s likely one of the reasons Canadians consume an estimated 350-million Caesars each year. Created by a Calgary bartender in 1969 for the launch of an Italian restaurant, this perennial “hair of the dog” favourite is similar to a Bloody Mary, but pays homage to Italian flavours (think spaghetti vongole and spicy red sauce) with the addition of clam juice. The classic recipe calls for a shot of vodka, tomato and clam juices and a few dashes of Worcestershire, hot sauce and salt and pepper in a salt-rimmed glass. Add a stalk of celery as garnish, and sip your hangover into oblivion.
The Saskatchewan hangover cure: Pickle juice
Whether they’re store-bought or homemade, there’s a jar of pickles in every good Saskatchewanian’s fridge—and it’s not just to satisfy their late-night dill pickle craving, either. In the Prairies, the go-to hangover cure is—you guessed it—guzzling down pickle juice straight from the jar. If you’re feeling really fancy (or need a double helping of hangover remedy), add the salty brine into your Caesar mix along with a locally-distilled dill pickle vodka.
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