How to Cure a Hangover Instantly

By Kayar Sprang ; Updated July 27, 2017

No matter how many times you attempt to curb your drinking, when you're relaxing with friends, you wake up with a hangover. An aching head, nauseated stomach, a cotton-dry mouth and vertigo are all common symptoms of a hangover. Whether you have a couple of these symptoms, or all four doesn't matter; you still feel lousy. Cure a hangover instantly so you'll be prepared the next time you experience one.

Make and eat a spicy Mexican soup known as Menudo. According to, eating menudo is a "traditional cure for hangovers " that should cure your hangover quickly.

Eat a banana smoothie. Bananas are easy to digest, and they help replace potassium, magnesium and other minerals you lost by drinking alcohol. Place 2 ripe bananas in a blender, add 1-1/2 cups milk and 3 tablespoons of pure, natural honey. Blend the ingredients until they are just smooth, then drink it. The milk will help coat your upset stomach, replace depleted vitamins and minerals, and help hydrate your body. The honey will give your body needed sodium, potassium and fructose.

Eat a breakfast of toast and honey to cure a hangover instantly, according to the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Eat a bacon sandwich according to Bread is full of carbohydrates, and the bacon is protein. These break down into amino acids that help clear your head and help you feel better.


Eating helps speed up your metabolism so your body gets rid of the alcohol faster than if you fast.

Drink a single beer or a mixed drink; whatever your alcohol of choice is. Use the "hair of the dog that bit you", as the saying goes, to cure a hangover instantly. You should feel much better after you have a drink.


If you choose to "use the hair of the dog that bit you" to cure a hangover instantly, drink one, and only one alcoholic beverage. Don't overdue it or you'll feel worse.

Only use ripe bananas in your smoothie. Green bananas can upset your stomach and produce diarrhea.

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