Bartender at the Reef Hotel Tom Warrington knows a hangover well and knows how to cure it. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer
Bartender at the Reef Hotel Tom Warrington knows a hangover well and knows how to cure it. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer Mike Richards GLA311214HANG

Cure for the morning after - sports drinks, vegemite toast

SORRY party-goers waking up this morning in a world of hurt should take the advice from seasoned drinker Tom Warrington.

The bartender at the Reef Hotel will be recovering today from last night's party and beside him will be vegemite on toast and sports drinks.

Tim said the two everyday items had everything a hungover person needed.

"Vegemite is full of vitamin B which has been removed on a night of drinking," he said.

"Meanwhile the toast works to settle the stomach and give you energy with the carbohydrates."

He said sports drinks offered more to the body than water.

"Alcohol actually dehydrates you and drinking coffee doesn't help," he said.

"The sports drink replenishes your fluids and also replaces much needed electrolytes and salts."

He said the ratio of butter to vegemite was vital to your recovery.

"If you have too much vegemite it's very bitter," he said.

"A lot of butter helps to moisten the bread because things are hard to take the next morning."

Tom said he knew the hangover cure worked.

"On a big night I could probably drink one bottle of Captain Morgan's rum," he said.

"When I get home I don't drink any water, I just crash."

Tom said if he was feeling worse than usual he would pull out all the stops.

"When I'm feeling completely horrible, I go for the old full English breakfast with a cup of tea," he said.

"I also try and sleep for as long as I possibly can."

The bartender said he used these methods but nothing could help if he had to work.

"It doesn't matter what I do. If I have to work I will feel like rubbish," he said.

"I don't have a big night if I have to work the next day. Fortunately I don't have to work on New Year's Day."

Hangover cures

  • self pity
  • greasy food
  • panadol
  • exercise
  • raw cabbage
  • chicken soup
  • sleep
  • toast
  • hair of the dog
  • water


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