No such thing as a cure for a hangover? Guess again, thanks to one of the world’s best bartenders.
You wake up, head spinning, stomach churning, wishing you were dead. You have a hangover—and celebrated bartender Salvatore Calabrese is here to help. He explains why we get hangovers and how to avoid them, temper them, and heal them the morning after.
To do this, “Maestro” Calabrese shares his secret drink recipes to lessen the pounding in your head, from the Apothecary, Bartender’s Breakfast, and Corpse Reviver to the Spirit Lifter, Suffering Bastard, and Wake-Up Call.
If you can’t stomach the thought of more booze, try a nonalcoholic remedy, including the Cleanser Cocktail, Dale DeGroff’s Macho Gazpacho, or a Virgin Mary. Packed with insightful quotes, expert advice, and a generous dose of humor, Hair of the Dog also provides a handy hangover scale to judge your level of suffering, a three-day detox program, and a collection of herbal remedies. With the Maestro’s help, you’ll be back on your feet in no time!
Salvatore Calabreseis one of the world’s leading bartenders and the author of 10 books, including The Complete Home Bartender’s Guide, the world’s bestselling cocktail book.
He has received numerous awards and distinctions, including Campari Bartender of the Year, Chevalier du Champagne, Chevalier du Cognac, Tales of the Cocktail Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Imbibe Industry Legend Award among numerous others.
A past president of the UK Bartenders’ Guild, he judges bartender competitions, consults for various international brands, and held the Guinness World Record for the World’s Most Expensive Cocktail. He lives in London.