Fool Proof Hangover Cocktails

Fool Proof Hangover Cocktails

Sunday fun-day, better than a Monday!

By Fiona Williams | 22nd December 2020

November, December and January; synonymous with Christmas catch us and end of year beverages (did someone say beveragino?). Everyone knows the easiest – and the most fun – way to cure a hangover to start drinking again. In saying that, we’ve rounded up some pretty efficient cocktails that will put a stop to those post-alco-blues. A hangover cocktail list can’t begin without the classic bloody Mary, so let the party begin (again).

Bloody Mary

Makes two

You’ll need:

Large handful of ice

100ml vodka

500ml tomato juice

1 tbsp lemon juice, plus 2 slices to serve

Dash of Worcestershire sauce

Tabasco sauce (to taste)

Pinch of celery salt

1 celery stalks (to serve)


In a large jug, place the ice. Measure the vodka, tomato juice and lemon juice and pour straight onto the ice. Add three shakes of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco and a pinch of celery salt. Stir well and then strain into two tall glasses. Top up with fresh ice and add a fresh celery stick and lemon slice.

Suffering in silence spritz

Makes two

You’ll need:

30ml bourbon

30ml gin

Honey syrup (1 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp lemon mixed)

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Fever tree tonic water, to top up

Orange, to garnish


Add the bourbon, gin, honey syrup and bitters into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a glass over fresh ice. Top with the fever tree tonic water and garnish with orange.


Serves 6

You’ll need:

1 litre orange juice

1 bottle of Prosecco


While holding your Champagne flute at a slight tilt, fill the glass about halfway with sparkling wine. Fill the rest of the glass with orange juice and serve promptly.

Bacon, egg and whiskey

Makes one

You’ll need:

30ml bacon whiskey

tbsp fresh orange juice

½ tbsp fresh lemon juice

Honey syrup (1 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp lemon mixed)

1 egg white

2 dashes orange bitters

Handful of ice

Orange twist, for garnish

Candied bacon, for garnish (optional)


Add all ingredients except for the garnish to a shaker tin and shake. Add the ice to the shaker and shake again vigorously. Strain into an old-fashioned glass and garnish with an orange twist and a piece of candied bacon.

Relapse cocktail

Makes one

You’ll need:

Handful ice

30ml dark rum

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp maple syrup

2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Lemon slices to garnish


Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake spiritedly. Serve in a cocktail glass with lemon garnish.


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Article by Fiona Williams

Fiona is a Journalist and Food Writer who grew up in Adelaide. From Sydney to Brisbane to Canberra and now back to Brisbane, she now calls our wonderful city home. She’s a beauty fanatic obsessed with rose hip oil and she’s definitely made up of at least 80% dry shampoo. A lifelong campaigner against the word ‘good’, Fi (as she likes to be called) loves nothing more than using juicy adjectives and putting honey in her tea.


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