A cup filled with a white natural Morning Recovery Hangover Drink with two pieces of cinnamon laid on top.
A cup filled with a white natural Morning Recovery Hangover Drink with two pieces of cinnamon laid on top.

Hangovers are an unpleasant consequence of drinking too much alcohol. You can avoid getting a hangover by drinking plenty of water before you go to bed the night you drink, but if you do wake up with a hangover, there are some drink recipes you can try making that will make you feel better quickly.

This article will list five natural hangover recovery recipes to help you overcome the bad effects of a hangover and explain why each recipe works.

Lemon Seltzer 

A Lemon Seltzer drink - Sparkling water with lemon slice on a blue tinted glass. This hangover recovery drink is as simple as it sounds – plain seltzer water with a lemon wedge garnish. The carbonation in seltzer water will soothe your upset stomach, and squeezing some lemon juice into it will give you some Vitamin C. Wash down a few Ibuprofen with this drink, and you’ll be feeling better in no time.

This can be a good drink choice when you are trying to stay hydrated while drinking, not just after drinking. Seltzer with lemon looks like a cocktail, so if you want to look like you’re drinking the whole night without any water breaks, this is the way to go.

Earl Grey Tea or Another Type of Tea

A woman holding a cup of Earl Grey Tea.If you are a regular coffee or tea drinker, you know you need your daily dose of caffeine to avoid your hangover headache morphing into a caffeine withdrawal headache. That will just compound your issues. This is where tea comes in because coffee might be too much for your sensitive digestive system to handle at the moment.

Earl Grey is a good choice, but you can choose any black tea you like, as long as it has a good amount of caffeine. Green tea is another good option because it contains high amounts of antioxidants that protect your cells from damage.

Virgin Hot Toddy

A woman holding a Virgin Hot Tiddy with both of her hands before a fireplace in her home.Non-virgin hot toddies may cure colds, but virgin ones can work wonders on hangovers, too. A virgin hot toddy is made up of cloves, honey, and lemon. Honey is a hangover remedy in and of itself. As we discussed previously, lemon offers Vitamin C. Cloves can shorten your hangover by speeding up your body’s elimination of the alcohol in your system. You can also add ginger to your virgin hot toddy, which will soothe your stomach and aid digestion. Another option is to forego the virgin aspect and make this a hair-of-the-dog by splashing in a shot of whiskey.

Oatmeal Smoothie

A bowl full of healthy fruits and oats surrounded by more fruit options and nuts.Hydrating will help weaken your hangover, but your body needs food, too. But food probably doesn’t sound very appealing right now. The oatmeal smoothie is a good choice because it contains nutritious food that goes down easy and will replenish your hydration levels.

There is no specific recipe for an oatmeal smoothie. You might want to start with a banana to give yourself some potassium, brown sugar, milk, and oatmeal. Feel free to add, subtract, and substitute ingredients to your liking.

Hangover IV Therapy

A woman sitting with her brown cat on her lap, receiving Hangover IV Therapy.Although a hangover IV vitamin therapy is not technically a drink, it can be an effective way to help you overcome your hangover. This treatment contains a blend of anti-nausea medication, B-complex vitamins, electrolytes, IV fluids, Toradol, and Vitamin B12. The anti-nausea medication soothes your stomach and reduces vomiting, the B-complex vitamins, and Vitamin B12 will give you an energy boost, the electrolytes, and IV fluids will hydrate you, and the Toradol will relieve your headache and body aches.

Hangover IV treatments begin to work immediately because they go directly into your bloodstream instead of taking hours to pass through your digestive system as oral remedies do.

Get Your Hangover IV

You can get a hangover IV right at your hotel, resort, or business location. Drip Hydration Mobile IV Therapy is a company that will come to you and treat your hangover symptoms. All you need to do is book an appointment online or call. We have locations in cities all over the world.

Our mobile hangover IV treatment is administered by certified nurses who will visit you at your desired location. The nurse will treat your symptoms in the comfort of your hotel, office, or resort. We are here to help accommodate you and answer any questions you have about mobile IV therapy.

Don’t struggle with a headache, nausea, or discomfort the morning after a well-deserved night out. Call Drip Hydration or book an appointment using the button below, and let us give you back your day!

Hangover IV - Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in our hangover IV?

Our Hangover IV treatment contains a blend of IV fluids, electrolytes, vitamins and medication to restore the vitamins in your body and help your body battle with the unwanted hangover symptoms. Among the main ingredients are B-Complex vitamins, Vitamin B12, Toradol and Anti-Nausea medication. 

Why is hangover IV much more effective than hangover drinks?

Hangover IV is more effective than hangover drinks because the IV solution is introduced directly into your blood without having to go through the digestive system which is already overloaded. This means you will feel the effects much faster and feel much better very quickly. 

How long does it take for our Hangover IV to start working?

It usually takes between 30-60 minutes for you to feel the benefits of our Hangover IV drip.

What are the levels of hangover severity?

IV therapy in general is FDA approved. Our nurses are overseen by our Medical Director, Abe Malkin, and every nurse is registered and certified per state standards.

How long does it take for our nurses to arrive at your location?

Usually it takes anywhere between 30 minutes and 2 hours of booking an IV treatment for our nurse to arrive at your location. 

How do electrolytes help with hangovers?

When you drink alcohol you get dehydrated and deplete your electrolyte stores in your body. By replenishing your electrolytes you rehydrate your body and this helps you fight the symptoms of the hangover.

Why are anti-inflammatory medications included?

Anti-inflammatory medications are used to diminish the inflammation in the body which is caused by the alcohol. When the inflammation is taken care of, your headache and muscle ache will start to fade. 

How long does our Hangover IV treatment last?

It takes anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes for our hangover IV treatment to be fully done and for you to feel the effects and get relief from the hangover symptoms

What are the levels of hangover severity?

There are 4 levels of hangover severity including: No hangover symptoms, Mild hangover symptoms, Moderate hangover symptoms and Severe hangover symptoms.

How does a Hangover IV therapy stack versus other at home remedies?

  • Showers - cold showers MAY help ease your hangover symptoms but a Hangover IV Therapy WILL improve your symptoms within 30-60 minutes.
  • Orally taken vitamins - Orally taken vitamins will help you with some hangover symptoms but it will take much longer because they have to be digested first.
  • Orally taken medications - Orally taken medication can help you with some symptoms but they won’t tackle all of them. This medication also needs to pass through the digestive system so it takes a bit longer than our Hangover IV.
  • Food - Food high in carbohydrates can help with some of the fatigue and headaches when you have a hangover but it takes some time to be digested and introduced into your blood.
  • Drinks - drinking water and sport drinks rich with electrolytes will help you recover from your hangover but it takes a lot longer than getting all the right nutrients directly into your bloodstream.