Hair of the dog

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This rather du­bi­ous hang­over rem­edy refers to the El­iz­a­bethan method of treat­ing dog bites, in which the hair of the an­i­mal in ques­tion was eaten by vic­tims. Fa­mous al­co­holic pick-me-ups in­clude the Bloody Mary (vodka, tomato juice and spices or flavour­ings), Black Vel­vet (equal parts cham­pagne and flat Guin­ness), and the Savoy Corpse Re­viver (brandy, fer­net branca and crème de men­the). Ernest Hem­ing­way swore by a con­coc­tion of tomato juice and beer. This rem­edy might not work but it’s a sure fire way of keep­ing the party go­ing.

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