Three Options for A Night of Enjoyment
When you are at a party and need to choose what to drink, your smart drinking companion will be the Internet. You’ll find a veritable treasure trove of articles, recipes and drink ideas that are specific to whatever drink you happen to be choosing. For example, if you are looking for a drink to celebrate an accomplishment, consider the “sportsman’s drink.” Thesaurus entries include: near winning, near losing, close call (defense or luck) and, of course, winning. Consider more on the Internet if you have to, but here are a few quick and easy ideas for party-related drinks:
The first category covers those that are meant to be consumed when someone is drunk. If you are looking for a beverage to help someone sleep, try the “drowsy drink.” This would be a concoction of wine, brandy, soda water, a shot of amaretto, and a small glass of spirit (the more spirit, the better, since it will cut through the buzz). If someone is driving home after a night out, substitute the amaretto for a wine and coffee mix.
Another choice for a drink to help someone sober up would be the “comfort drink.” This drink might be in a powder form that can be mixed into anything (hot milk, chocolate sauce, etc.) The ingredients necessary are usually liqueurs that create a feeling of warmth, or “sobbing in.” This drink could also be in a liquid form, such as ginger ale, which is quite easy to make, although ginger ale is not actually a root beer.
One more drink that could help someone get over a hangover is a “swallowtail.” To make this beverage, simply combine one ounce of brandy or spirits with eight ounces of water. Swallows are known to prevent morning sickness when consumed during the day. You should not use honey as a sweetener, as it might interfere with swallowing. Do not substitute other alcoholic beverages for swallowtail; it is a good idea to check with your physician first.
A last option for a hangover remedy is to drink a mixture of water, lemon juice, and other non-alcoholic beverages. This is sometimes called “non-caffeinated,” and some people prefer this option. It is best to start drinking this mixture at about eight o’clock in the morning, and again in the evening, after dinner. The idea is to replace the alcohol in your system, so that you won’t feel so hung-over the next morning. There are different non-alcoholic liquids suitable for this purpose: fruit juices, non-caffeinated sports drinks, and even plain water.
Drinking responsibly shows one very important thing: how well you know yourself and others. If you drink too much, it is not fun, and it can damage your health in ways most people don’t realize. If you want to enjoy yourself without jeopardizing your health, choose alcoholic drinks sparingly, and be aware that it can be easy to overindulge. Drinking in moderation shows you respect yourself and others. It also shows you care about yourself and the state you live in.