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The throbbing pain in your brain might be the worst part of a nasty hangover. Before you have some hair of the dog, try throwing on your favourite relaxing tunes instead.
When travelling abroad, you should make it a rule to soak up as much local flavour as possible. If you don’t mind the odd tipple, this can include alcohol. The following infographic from Fly Abu Dhabi explains the national and/or most popular drinks in a wide range of countries. (Apparently, in Australia you’re supposed to stick with beer.)
Walk into any liquor store and you’re likely to see shelves and shelves of colourfully packaged vodkas with flavours ranging from “cookie dough” to “Swedish fish”. They may be marvels of flavour chemistry, but these spirits often taste artificial and aren’t good for much more than a novelty shot. Homemade infusions, however, are a completely different story. They have the added benefit of letting you control the outcome.
Let’s say you’re going to a house party and you want to bring a little alcoholic something. Beer and wine are a safe, easy bet, but a bottle of your favourite handcrafted cocktail says “I tried” without trying too hard. Store-bought cocktails are rarely that great, so why not make your own? Making delicious, fresh-tasting pre-bottled libations is actually quite easy, you just have to know and follow a few simple rules.