Ep. 10: Hangover Cures


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December 30, 2016 - Hangover Cures!  In honor of New Years and "The Great Morning After” we dig deep into the downsides of alcohol consumption and tips on prevention as well as a wide-ranging exploration of remedies from the mythical to the medical.  Hair of the Dog? Hydration? Does mixing beverages matter? What about clear vs colored booze? Is there anything you can eat or drink the next day that makes a difference? Is there something that medical science can do for you? In true Forks on the Left style, Phelps throws himself all the way into his hangover research — both on an evening spent “getting in” and to the final “stab” he subjects himself to in his search for answers. We search for expert help from Bar Manager/Mixologist Sean Griffen as well as actual medical insights from our friendly, anonymous neurologist friend, Dr. ?????? and traveling nurse, Kendra Butler from The I.V. Doc (theIVdoc.com).  And whether you’re suffering or just want a great brunch the next day, Strauss breaks out a pair of amazing egg recipes that are sure to perk you up on New Years or any morning (“after" or not).      

Sean Griffin - L'Ami Restaurant

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Day Drinking: Fever Tree Tonic and Bitters, Michelada, Cucumber Martini

Sean Griffin's Cucumber Martini Recipe

  • In a shaker, take 3  1/4-1/2 inch slices of Persian cucumber and 8-10 mint leaves and muddle thoroughly
  • Add 1 oz of fresh lemon juice, 3/4 oz simple syrup and 2 1/2 oz of Beluga or other excellent quality vodka. 
  • Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Strauss' Egg Dish Duo Recipes