A hair of the dog is a clever way to refer to hangover cures that involve, well, drinking more alcohol. It is an alcoholic beverage consumed typically the morning after to cure a hangover.
What does hair of the dog mean?
This term comes from the colloquial expression “hair of the dog that bit you”, which basically means the best cure for your hangover is to have some more of what caused the hangover. The saying itself originates from an old and unsanitary 16th century folk remedy for rabies.
Does hair of the dog work?
Although the scientific explanations do not support it as a very healthy hangover remedy, our own anecdotal evidence says that sometimes it’s the only thing that’ll get rid of that headache.
Regardless of whether you believe in the effectiveness of a little hair of the dog, here’s a collection of some of our favorite drinks that, at the very least, taste great even before noon.