In light of Braai-day coupled with the DHL Stormers’ game happening tomorrow, Heritage Day is sure to be chock-a-block full of merriness all-round and for most South Africans, what’s a great celebration without a good dop or five?
So in the spirit of ‘the morning after,’ we thought it a good idea to share some of the hangover cures that many South Africans totally swear by:
The “groen ambulans”
Apart from being a tasty household favourite, there is something about an ice cold crème soda the morning after too many tequilas. South Africans swear by this one, noting that it settles nausea and gives an energy boost! Add a scoop of ice cream to go in a complete different direction, and enjoy a soda float.
The fermented milk drink is a champion drink for anyone with some ibabalazi thanks to its richness in probiotics and rehydration properties. Literally translated “sour milk” in Xhosa and Zulu, while its popularity rises closer towards the township regions, democratically its a country-wide hangover healer.
A masala steak gatsby
Not only is the masala steak gatsby one of South Africa’s crowning glories of our national foods, but there’s just something about the gigantic roll filled with greasy goodness that cures a hangover like none other. Throw in an ice-cold glass of Coca-Cola and you’ll be ready for round two in no time.
A pie from the garage
A tried and tested method that has countless South African’s saying “been there, done that and had the car full of pie crumbs.” There are no pies as delicious as the ones you buy at the garage, half drunk. It’s the true South African experience, after one too many brandys and cokes.
Go to bed
Last but most certainly not least, sleep! This is not a specifically South African remedy, but it’s probably something you need to hear if you are hanging right now. If you are lucky enough to experience your hangover close to your bed then make full use of it. To those at work, in meetings or even on a plane, suck it up princess. Getting plenty of sleep is one of the most effective ways for the body to recover.