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10 Starbucks Drinks for Hangovers: Start Feeling Better!

Looking for a hangover remedy? Here are 10 beverages on the Starbucks menu that will help set you on the road to recovery!


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We’ve all been there- you had a great time last night, but now you’re feeling fatigued, nauseated, and dehydrated. You want to get over your hangover, and you want to do it as fast as possible.

Well, don’t worry! We’ve put together a list of the top 10 Starbucks drinks to help cure your hangover. Give one of these drinks a try so that you can get on with your day.

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Iced Matcha Tea Latte

Matcha is a type of powdered green tea, and this superfood has tons of antioxidants.

Matcha will help your body detox and has even been shown to help protect your liver. It’s also caffeinated, which will help get rid of your headache and fatigue.

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The Matcha Tea Latte at Starbucks is normally made with 2% milk, but we recommend asking for coconut milk instead- the electrolytes in the coconut milk will help you rehydrate just as well as a sports drink.

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With a 1-2-3 punch of caffeine, antioxidants, and electrolytes, we’d go so far as to say the Iced Matcha Tea Latte is the ideal hangover beverage.

Evolution Fresh Orange

If you’re really dragging, grab a bottle of Evolution Fresh Orange from the cooler and save yourself the effort of ordering a drink.

This bottled juice is 100% orange juice and cold-pressed from fresh oranges with no artificial flavors or sweeteners.

The antioxidant glutathione helps rid your body of alcohol, and vitamin C can help keep your glutathione levels stable. We know that oranges are chock-full of vitamin C, so help your body out by grabbing a bottle of this juice.

Pink Drink

This refreshing beverage is made from the Strawberry Acai Refresher base and blended with creamy coconut milk. Coconut milk contains tons of natural electrolytes to help keep you hydrated.

Alcohol is a diuretic, so a big night of drinking will typically leave you dehydrated. That makes the delicious and hydrating Pink Drink the perfect solution!

Green Tea

Studies have shown that green tea can reduce blood alcohol concentration. Green tea is also touted as a healthy and calming beverage- just what you need after a night of over-indulgence!

If you’re looking for a low-calorie option, green tea is a perfect choice. The Starbucks Emperor’s Clouds and Mist hot green tea has 0 calories when no sweeteners are added.

Also, for a colder, sweeter option, you could order an Iced Green Tea Lemonade, with just 50 calories in the grande size.

Coffee

With so many beverages on the menu, it can be easy to overlook a basic cup of coffee. But don’t underestimate the classic cup of joe; coffee can make you more alert and help you kick that hangover fatigue to the curb.

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Caffeine, like alcohol, is a diuretic, so make sure you’re pairing your java with some iced water or another hydrating beverage!

Honey Citrus Mint Tea

Honey Citrus Mint Tea was such a common custom request that Starbucks put it on the menu!

This comforting beverage is a blend of Jade Citrus Mint green tea, Peach Tranquility herbal tea, steamed lemonade, and honey.

Green tea and honey both have properties that can help you get over that hangover more quickly. Honey is high in fructose, which has been shown to help the body get rid of alcohol. Green tea also reduces blood alcohol concentration.

Put it all together, and this delicious and calming drink will have you feeling better in no time.

Dragon Drink

Like the Pink Drink, the Dragon Drink contains electrolyte-filled coconut milk to help you rehydrate. The mango and dragonfruit in this beverage make it even sweeter and richer than the Pink Drink.

In fact, you can even customize this beverage with a splash of green tea for extra health benefits.

Espresso

If your hangover has left you low on energy, go for the classic shot of espresso. Sure, you could get a single shot, but sizes go all the way up to a quad (that’s four shots of espresso) if you need a serious caffeine boost.

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Espresso is another low-calorie option, with only 5 calories per shot.

Caffe Misto

This one-to-one combination of brewed coffee and steamed milk will offer plenty of caffeine for energy, and the steamed milk makes this drink creamy and cuts the bitterness of black coffee or espresso.

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The Caffe Misto is normally made with 2% milk, but you can make it a better hangover remedy by substituting coconut milk or almond milk.

Coconut milk will provide electrolytes for better hydration, while almond milk offers a high level of magnesium, a mineral that is depleted when you consume alcohol.

Water

One of the most important things you can do to feel better when you have a nasty hangover is to rehydrate. Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it makes you pee more frequently and leads to more water loss.

While it’s far from the most delicious or exciting item on the Starbucks menu, we recommend asking for a cup of water alongside whatever beverage you order. Even better, pick up a bottle from the cooler and take it with you.

Happy Caffeinating!

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