COFFEE AND LACROIX Coffee is not generally recommended as a hangover cure because it is a diuretic that will dehydrate you more. Sometimes, when I’m hungover, the thought of the taste of coffee makes my stomach turn, but I know that I need something caffeinated in order to make it through the day, which is how I came up with this coffee and LaCroix combo. The mix of sparkling water and coffee is a one-two punch—with the sparkling water offsetting the negative, dehydrating effects of coffee. Plus, fizzy coffee is totally a thing right now, so you’d be so on trend. You’ve got two options here, depending on what’s readily available to you. 1⁄2 glass cold brew + coconut LaCroix or ice + espresso shot + orange LaCroix
CHAMPAGNE AND LACROIX Sometimes you need a little bit of alcohol to help take the edge off your hangover. Replace the orange juice in your mimosa with tangerine LaCroix. This works best if you have a leftover bottle of sparkling wine from the night before. Pour that into a glass and top with either pamplemousse or tangerine LaCroix. Again, using chilled sparkling water is going to get you the best results.
BITTERS AND (BERRY) LACROIX Seltzer and bitters is one of those strange hangover cures that you don’t think is going to work, but then you drink it, and you’re like, “Oh.” Bitters are a traditional cure for an upset stomach, and though they’re generally paired with citrus-y drinks, try them with berry LaCroix.
CIDER VINEGAR AND LACROIX People who love apple cider vinegar really love apple cider vinegar and tend to claim it’s a cure-all for everything that might ail you. But ACV, as it’s known among health food aficionados, can actually be a great hangover cure. It’s something about enzymes or balancing your pH? I’ve never been too clear on the science, but I do know that drinking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar that’s been diluted with a full can of apricot LaCroix and a lot of ice cubes will put your stomach at ease and make your head feel less cloudy.
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