The drier and colder the better. Ample Vermouth and an insouciance of charm made this tipple a go-to for both Earnest Hemmingway and Frank Sinatra. Replete with on and off screen heroics, these two men have unquestionable man credentials, a keen eye for exaggeration and links to the Mafia. You wouldn’t mess with our Single Breasted Chesterfield either, a tailored glory that speaks volumes about timeless style: never shaken or stirred.
As English as it’s possible to be, in Burma, in 1920. A Victorian gentlemen’s club of wide renown, The Pegu Club was built to serve the British army officers and it did just that. As Kippling observed in Sea to Sea ‘it was always filled with people on their way up, or their way down’. The spirit of the club lives on in the gin-doused cocktail of the same name, not to mention our Parade Jacket and Charlie Shirt: well cut - from a superior cloth, sir.
The Old Fashion is anything but. Its residence at the Waldorf-Astoria bar in boom-time New York City has enshrined the drinks place in popular culture. This upmarket watering hole was no doubt where two of its most famous drinkers encountered it: George Lucas and Madmen’s triple-dapper Don Draper.
Here at Farrell HQ, we’ve no plans for a Stormtrooper outfit, but we like to think we can give Mr. Draper a run for his dollars and dimes. Our style is exemplary British, and, as such: it’s Piccadilly where we take our Old Fashioned, wearing our Piccadilly Jacket, naturally.
This first cure may seem obtuse, or even impossible. But neither of those bloated adjectives cut it when simple logic is superlative. Farrell’s first hangover cure arrives resplendent in three little words: Don’t Get Old.
In comparison with the Vicious Boozebeast of Thirtydom, the hangovers of your formative years seem limp and inconsequential. Copious amounts of alcohol just bounced off your twenties, it was less water off a duck’s back and more K cider off an Eastpak. If only you knew then, what you know now: you’d have made the most of it. But now it’s too late - and you’re going to vom if that cigarette smoke reaches your nose.
Youth: forever wasted on the young.
Chia seeds are an exceptional source of omega fatty acids and antioxidants and are just perfect for combating hangovers. The fact that most people who use them regularly have an item of hemp clothing doesn’t automatically make them a plonker. Two items of hemp clothing does. Nevertheless, take 100g of the little supersedes, 200g of curly kale, two kiwi fruits, a small hand full of de-stemmed spinach, some coconut water and 4 ice cubes and blitz in the blender for 2mins. Remove blending jug from mixer and walk out of front door. Arrive at pub, write PINT PLS in super-smoothie on the pavement, lay next to it. Marry the person who brings you ale.
Book a trip to Dignitas, Switzerland. Upon arriving at the airport, change your mind. Jump on the first bus to the Alps and celebrate what’s left of your life on a bracing walk. Walking: it’s the only true hangover cure.