Drinking is a global tradition. Almost every country has a signature spirit—as well as a signature way to recover after imbibing far too much of said spirit. Restoratives run the gamut from savory fare to punitive shots to downright farcical holistic traditions. They may not all work wonders for your headache or upset stomach, but if nothing else, they prove that everyone around the world is equal in the eyes of a hangover. Here, a few of the best and craziest global hangover cures.
You may be familiar with rollmops, often sold at Eastern European delis, but few hungover souls would think to indulge in the pickled herring-wrapped pickles and onions. In Germany, the dish is called katerfrühstück, or “hangover breakfast,” as it’s salty and briny enough to absorb even the most fearsome of German spirits.