How to Cure a New Year’s Hangover

Country Stars Share a Few of Their Secrets

It’s New Year’s Eve, the champagne and other adult beverages are flowing, and you show no signs of stopping the party. But what happens when you wake up on New Year’s Day hating the previous night’s decisions?

Thanks to Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore and Canaan Smith, your Friday morning (Jan. 1) hangover could be a little less miserable.

Smith isn’t sure he has an exact cure, but he has a few special tricks that help, including being consistent in your beverage choices.

“I just try to keep it the same,” he said. “Whether it’s whiskey or beer or whatever, I just stick with that same drink the whole night long.”

Kacey Musgraves has a different suggestion: coconut water.

“Coconut water is a major help with hangovers,” she said. “Also, also, a lot of times we go eat Vietnamese pho. It’s a soup, and it’s got this awesome broth. … That, sleep, Tylenol, coconut water and just water, in general. And when you’re drinking, have your alcohol, drink a little bit of water, drink some more alcohol, drink some water.”

Moore agrees. “Pace yourself on New Year’s Eve. That’s the remedy. Pace yourself.”

But in the event that you can’t, Church’s big tip for curing that awful, what-have-I-done-to-myself feeling? A little hair of the dog … and some vitamins.

“The best hangover cure … I’ve got two,” he said. “One is 5-hour Energy [bottles], because of all the B-vitamins that are in it. You can start pounding those, and it’s either gonna work, or it’s gonna keep you up and prolong your misery.

“But the other one I have is just take two Advil and a beer in the morning. Hair of the dog, man. That works every time.”

So raise your glasses and have a party, just remember to be safe out there!

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.