A sight for sore heads

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 01 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 01 April, 2012, 12:00am


Anyone still suffering the after-effects of last weekend's almighty booze-up, where some rugby was apparently played, might want to load up on a new anti-hangover concoction ahead of next year's event.

Noho - The Hangover Defense is a 59ml shot of vitamins and natural ingredients, including ginger root (to soothe the digestive system) and prickly pear (to boost the liver's cleansing function). Created by American pharmacist David Galardi, Noho arrives in Asia after soothing heads in Europe, Brazil, Australia and the United States, where it was lauded by celebrities such as socialite Paris Hilton and Spiderman actress Kirsten Dunst.

It is meant to be drunk before and after a 'sesh' to replenish vitamins and fluids lost through alcohol consumption.

We weren't able to get properly drunk before press time to test the effectiveness of the drink, but independent reviewers have given Noho the thumbs-up online. And we're told that even for those who don't drink, Noho shots can be taken as a vitamin supplement.

As the concoction contains only five calories and is free of sugar, caffeine and stimulants, it would make a good alternative to that other, more traditional hangover remedy: hair of the dog.

The drink is available online and in the bars of SoHo, Lan Kwai Fong and Wan Chai. For more details, visit www.nohodrink.com.hk.