As a bartender, I've seen it all. From the wild nights of party-goers to the casual evenings of friends enjoying a drink or two, I've seen the aftermath of too much alcohol consumption.
The headaches, nausea, and grogginess that come with a hangover can ruin even the best of days. That's why I've made it my mission to find the best no hangover cocktail recipes to keep your nights fun and your mornings fresh.
But what exactly is a no hangover cocktail? It's a drink that doesn't contain any alcohol or contains a minimal amount that won't leave you feeling terrible the next day.
These cocktails are perfect for those who want to enjoy a drink or two without the negative side effects.
The beauty of no hangover cocktails is that they're not just for those who want to avoid a hangover.
They're also great for designated drivers, pregnant women, and anyone who wants to take a break from alcohol. Plus, they're a great way to hydrate and get some extra vitamins and minerals in your system.
In this blog post, I'll be sharing some of my favorite no hangover cocktail recipes that are easy to make, delicious, and won't leave you feeling terrible the next day.
Whether you're looking for a refreshing drink to enjoy on a hot summer day or something cozy to sip on during the colder months, there's a recipe for everyone. So, let's get started!
1. The Salty Irishman Coffee Cocktail
"The Salty Irishman Coffee Cocktail" is a perfect pick-me-up for those who want to stay awake until the ball drops on New Year's Eve. This cocktail is a combination of strong coffee, salted caramel Irish cream, and hazelnut liqueur, garnished with vanilla bean whipped cream and toasted hazelnuts.
It can be served hot or iced, making it a versatile drink for any occasion. The combination of flavors is unique and delicious, making it a must-try for coffee and cocktail lovers alike. Whether you're looking for a way to stay awake or just want to indulge in a tasty drink, "The Salty Irishman Coffee Cocktail" is a great choice.
2. Corpse Reviver No.1
The Corpse Reviver No.1 is a classic cocktail made with calvados, sweet vermouth, and cognac. It has a rich and flavorful taste, with a hint of sweetness from the vermouth and a smooth finish from the brandy.
The use of apple brandy gives it a unique flavor profile that sets it apart from other cocktails. It's a great choice for anyone looking for a refreshing and satisfying drink.
3. Corpse Reviver No.2
The Corpse Reviver No.2 is a classic gin cocktail that has stood the test of time for nearly 100 years. It's a simple yet delicious mix of gin, Lillet Blanc (or Cocchi Americano), and an absinthe rinse that adds complexity and an additional layer of herbal flavor.
This cocktail is a part of a series of "hair of the dog" cocktails meant to be consumed the day after a night of heavy drinking. While it may not actually cure a hangover, the Corpse Reviver No.2 is an easy-drinking cocktail that showcases your gin of choice and is worth a try for any gin lover.
4. Bloody Mary With Seafood
The Bloody Mary with Seafood is a twist on the classic cocktail, featuring tomato juice, citrus juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and Hangar 1 Straight Vodka.
What sets it apart is the addition of seafood garnishes, such as prawns and crab legs, which give it a salty and savory kick. The spiciness of the drink can help speed up your metabolism and encourage sweating, which can help rid your body of toxins and alcohol.
5. Classic Bloody Mary
The Classic Bloody Mary is an iconic American cocktail that is perfect for tailgating and has earned a reputation for being a hangover drink.
It is a savory and tangy drink that is perfect for those who love bold flavors. The garnishes can be customized to suit your taste, making it a versatile drink that can be enjoyed any time of the day.
6. Corpse Reviver No. 2 Cocktail
The Corpse Reviver No. 2 Cocktail is a variation of the original Corpse Reviver, featuring an added dash of absinthe. It is said to be an effective hangover cure, but one thing is for certain; it will jolt you back to life with its strong astringent flavors.
This personal rendition is perfectly balanced and not overpowered by licorice or anise. So, if you're looking for a spooky yet sophisticated cocktail that will not leave you with a hangover, the Corpse Reviver No. 2 Cocktail is the perfect choice.
The Margarita is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed by many for years. However, this non-alcoholic version is perfect for those who want to enjoy the taste without the hangover. The blend of sweet and tart flavors makes it a refreshing drink that can be enjoyed by all ages. The rim of the glass is coated with a mixture of coarse salt and sugar, adding a perfect balance to the tartness of the limes.
This mocktail is perfect for any occasion, from a simple night at home to a party with friends. It can even be turned into a punch for larger gatherings. If you're looking for a delicious and refreshing drink that won't leave you with a hangover, the Margarita mocktail is definitely worth trying.
8. Low Carb Caribbean Rum Punch
The Low Carb Caribbean Rum Punch is a keto version of the famous Caribbean Rum Punch cocktail. This refreshing drink combines the flavors of coconut, pineapple, orange, and lime, making it perfect for sipping by the pool or at your next Hawaiian Luau.
What makes this rum punch low carb is the use of flavored water enhancers instead of fruit juices, which add too many carbs for the keto lifestyle. The dark rum used in the recipe gives it a unique flavor that works well with the tropical flavors. This cocktail is perfect for those who want to enjoy a delicious drink without the fear of a hangover the next day.
9. Mango Margarita
The Mango Margarita is a refreshing and tropical cocktail that is perfect for those who want to enjoy a vacation-like experience at home. This cocktail is made with only five ingredients, including mango nectar, tequila, and lime juice, which are all shaken together and served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass.
What sets this cocktail apart is its fruity and sweet taste, which is balanced perfectly with the tartness of the lime juice. The Mango Margarita is a great choice for those who want to indulge in a delicious cocktail without worrying about a hangover the next day. So, if you're looking for a quick and easy cocktail that will transport you to a tropical paradise, the Mango Margarita is definitely worth a try.
10. Bloody Mary
If you're looking for a cocktail that's a brunch favorite and a hangover remedy all in one, look no further than the Bloody Mary. This spicy and tangy vodka-spiked tomato cocktail is perfect for any time of day and is easy to customize to your liking. While it may seem odd to add Worcestershire sauce and horseradish to a drink, these ingredients add richness and complexity to the cocktail.
Plus, the electrolytes in the tomato juice make it a popular choice for those looking to avoid a hangover. Garnish with celery, olives, lime, or lemon wedge to make it your own. Whether you're hosting a brunch or just looking for a flavorful and savory cocktail, the Bloody Mary is a must-try.
11. Cranberry Gin Cocktail
The Cranberry Gin Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that is perfect for any occasion. It's a unique blend of gin and cranberry juice with a hint of lemon that creates a sweet and tart flavor.
The cocktail's vibrant color and delicious taste make it an eye-catching addition to any party. It's a must-try for anyone looking for a no-hangover cocktail recipe.
12. Blackberry Peach Frozen Margaritas
Looking for a refreshing summer cocktail that won't leave you with a hangover? Look no further than the Blackberry Peach Frozen Margarita. This frozen drink is the perfect blend of sweet and tart, with the added bonus of being easy to make and easy on the stomach.
Made with frozen blackberries, peaches, tequila, and lime juice, this cocktail is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. Plus, it's easy to make a big batch and keep it in the freezer for whenever you need a cool and refreshing drink. So why not give the Blackberry Peach Frozen Margarita a try? Your taste buds (and your head) will thank you.
13. Sex in the Driveway
If you're looking for a delicious and refreshing cocktail that won't leave you with a hangover, look no further than the Sex in the Driveway. This vibrant blue drink is a variation on the classic Sex on the Beach, with flavors of peach, orange, and lemon-lime.
It's not too sweet, thanks to the addition of Sprite, and the crushed ice keeps it chilled and refreshing. Plus, it's a relatively hydrating cocktail, making it a great choice for hot summer days or evenings spent dancing. Whether you're entertaining friends or just looking for a tasty drink to enjoy on your own, the Sex in the Driveway is sure to impress.
14. Mango Mojito
The Mango Mojito is a sweet and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for summer. This fruity twist on the classic Mojito is made with fresh mango, mint leaves, lime juice, and white rum. It is a perfect blend of sweet and sour flavors that will leave you wanting more.
The Mango Mojito is a must-try for anyone who loves fruity cocktails. It's a great option for those who want to enjoy a delicious drink without worrying about a hangover the next day. So, if you're looking for a refreshing and flavorful cocktail that won't leave you feeling groggy, give the Mango Mojito a try!
15. Pina Colada
The Pina Colada is a classic tropical cocktail made with only three ingredients. It's perfect for those who want to indulge in a delicious drink without worrying about the hangover the next day.
The cocktail is sweet, refreshing, and made with frozen fruit instead of ice, so it never gets watered down. It's a must-try for anyone who loves tropical flavors and wants to transport themselves to a beach paradise.