8 Dec 2016

DRINKS: Hangover Light

DARJEELING doesn’t give you a hangover,’ said a sage friend, Bruce Perry of Marussia (alcoholic) Beverages. A noteworthy point. The only bona fide tactic for escaping a Force 10 hangover, occurrence of which increases with age, is by abstaining from alcohol by volume (ABV) altogether. But, however convincing the taste of alcohol-free beer, wine, tequila and (inexplicably, given its aim of subtle flavours) vodka, current substitutes cannot replicate the endorphins that genuine articles so readily, and often relatively affordably, deliver.