We’ve got your Pocho Ocho cures for la cruda right here

by Sara Inés Calderón on March 1, 2012 in Cultura, Pocho Ocho

We all know it’s coming. It’s only Thursday, but THE WEEKEND is right ahead of us — a sign post up ahead that spells PARTY. And somebody is gonna get her drink on.

If that means you, perhaps we can help with the Pocho Ocho cures for your hangover (la cruda.)

8. Menudo. In my social circles, menudo is the go–to method for scaring away that nasty cruda. The power of the Aztec gods? Meat? Corn? Who knows why, but word has it that it works.

7. More alcohol! Hair of the dog, as it were. This method is perhaps one of the oldest cures for cruda. Does it work?

6. Coffee and aspirin. We’ve written about this before, it’s not just speculation — it’s science.

5. Chile. Not the country, the spice. Perhaps it’s an old wives’ tale, but for some reason spicy food seems to have the effect of scaring away a hangover. Maybe only because it gives you something else to worry about.

4. Not getting drunk at all. This one may seem to come out of left field, but sans alcohol you probably won’t feel so bad.

3. Water and plenty of it. The “eight glasses of water a day people” are onto something.

2. A Michelada. This beer-based mixed drink may actually belong in the “hair of the dog” category but “beer cocktail” sounds much more appetizing.

And the numero uno best hangover cure is…

Oh noes! We don’t have a numero uno — unless — unless you add your suggestions in the comments below.

Based on an article from NewsTaco.com. Photo taken in Longview, TX by Steve Snodgrass.

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Belen March 1, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Pedialyte. Yes. We learned the hard way but it does miracles. You feel like shit because you’re dehydrated- so electrolytes cure it. You drink some while you’re drunk before you pass out and some in the morning. Y ay ta. My husband and I buy it before partying.

laprofe63 March 1, 2012 at 5:43 PM

During my years in Spain (where they are professional about their partying) and New Orleans (ditto), I swore by hair of the dog and chile together: a super spicy bloody mary. Huevos rancheros also did the trick a lot of times.

I had a friend in NOLA who was always handing out “EmergenC” –so Belen’s pedialyte recommendation is spot on.

Lately, I go the “don’t get drunk” route, but I’m heading to Guadalajara tomorrow for the film festival, and I’m planning on having more than a few micheladas and shots of tequila…so, I may have to try menudo!

Mary in Austin March 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Ice cream, and repentance.

meister latino March 1, 2012 at 7:55 PM

lots of weed…

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