Hangover: this strong spirit is your best friend to survive it

You feel heavy. What time is it? Where are you? Your mouth never felt so dry. Oh man! What time is it?

You know what? It doesn’t matter. You can just stay there under the blanket for a few more hours… It’s so nice and warm…..yes, if it wasn’t for the fact your bladder is exploding! So you open your eyes and..WAIT! The light is way too bright! And as soon as you try to stand up your head starts pulsing. You feel a killer headache is coming. You recognize your room. That’s good, at least you know where you are. But you feel awful. You’re still wearing yesterday’s clothes and you feel sticky. And you’re hungover. Your body aches. And you’re thirsty. And you feel sick. You swear you’ll never drink again. Ever! That’s when your phone vibrates:

“Are you coming to Dave’s party tonight?”


A mini-guide on what to drink to survive Erasmus hangover


The life of an Erasmus student’s liver can be tough. There are just so many parties, events and concerts. So many fantastic people from around the world! It’s just very tough on the body too: not much sleep and a lot of alcohol.Now, we both know you’re not going to skip any party. It’s a once in a lifetime experience and you want to get the most out of it. Yes, you could drink less. You could join the party going around with your own jar of orange juice. Or you could feel your glass with the right booze. Did you know that certain drinks will give you a worse hangover than others?And no, the alcohol content doesn’t matter at all! So, are you ready to find out what they are?


The day after enemies


#3 – Wine: red or white?

First of all, in terms of hangover wine is a bad idea. Grapes are left fermenting for a long time. This increases the concentration of a type of alcohol that is particularly hard to process for our body: methanol. But if you have to choose one, in terms of hangover red wine is worse than white.



#2 – Whiskey

I love whiskey. But if you ask your body, this charming drink made from fermented grains is poisonous. Around 40% alcohol, whiskey causes the worst hangover effects when enjoyed by itself. You’re warned!



#1 – Brandy

This liquor is made from distilled red wine and it contains about 40% alcohol. It’s also by far the drink that will cause you the worst hangovers of your life. There are so many options, why not pick something else?



You best pals


#3 – Beer

The fact with beer is that the alcohol content is very low. And it contains a lot of water. For this reason, you will normally need more time to exaggerate with beer, giving a chance to your body to catch up. So, provided you don’t go too far, beer is a safe bet when it comes to avoiding a hangover.



#2 – Gin

This is a clear spirit. Which is a good thing. There are less difficult molecules that your body will have to process. However, it contains juniper berries, which are diuretic. And dehydration is a cause of bad hangovers. So make sure you drink enough if you want to reap the benefits of this friendly drink.



#1 – And the winner is….

Vodka! It’s because this drink is extremely pure. It’s made fermenting vegetables and then it’s filtered multiple times until is perfectly clear. Even the British Medical Association found out in a study that vodka is your best option to avoid a hangover the day after, Yay!

So now you know what to drink tonight, to make sure you’ll wake up in good shape for tomorrow’s party!

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