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The 400-year-old recipe that will help you tackle hangovers this festive season

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Dec 26, 2017, 6:47 pm IST
Updated Dec 26, 2017, 6:47 pm IST
The recipe for the so called surfeit water came as a popular indigestion remedy back in the 17th century.
The recipe was featured as part of a new year well being campaign (Photo: Pixabay)
 The recipe was featured as part of a new year well being campaign (Photo: Pixabay)

The festive season is here and people across the globe will definitely be looking forward to party hard during the holidays. But while revelling all night involving binge drinking may sound great, it’s likely that mornings will be plagued by hangovers which can spoil the fun.

But a 400-year-old recipe seems to hold the key to boozing all night without letting it leave you with a headache the next morning. The recipe for the so called surfeit water came as a popular indigestion remedy back in the 17th century.

 

Too much drinking and food was often associated with Christmas festivities even back then and was known as surfeiting. The recipe has two quarters of aqua vitae infused with damask rose water, white sugar, raisins and a substance produced in digestive system of whales called ambergris.

A guide from 1616 has the recipe for a frontlet infused with thyme, maidenhair and roses.

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