It’s the festive season so you already know that there’s about to be copious amounts of grog being consumed in the next few weeks!

With this in mind, it’s best to have a few contingency plans in your back pocket for times when you’re about to throw in the white towel that will catapult your tavales to the top of the Kava Drinking food chain.

I’ve put together a list of things that might help you cope with that dope and kani.


I’m not talking about the water that’s already mixed with the grog!

I’m talking about fresh water, bottled water, tap water, cold water, basically any type of good clean water that will refresh and hydrate you.

If you really care about your body, drink lots and lots of water.

“Hydrated skin is HAPPY skin!”


This is the best time to invest in lotions and oils.

Read the ingredients behind bottles of lotions to find out what will best work for your skin and constantly apply whenever your skin starts feeling dry. Your skin is just looking for moisture and you’re going to need all the help you can get.

Don’t underestimate the good ole’ bottle of coconut oil, though. It’s an oldie, but a goodie.


Engaging in vigorous physical activity that makes you perspire will help you faster than you think!

Couple that with consistently drinking water and you should be good.


You need to remember that nobody can force you to drink a large taki just because they’re pulling the tavale or tau vu card!

Grog isn’t a competition and you CAN say no if you want, because if you get sick from drinking grog too much, the people calling your taki’s won’t be the ones taking you to the hospital and making sure you get a sick sheet so you can be excused from work.


Don’t drink grog on an empty stomach, please.

I know there are a lot of people out there that would rather eat after grogging, but ideally you’d want to make sure your stomach has enough fuel in the tank that can absorb the grog as it comes in.

Make sure, though, that you eat smth that won’t upset your stomach in the middle of grogging.


There is going to be a lot of grog sessions, so don’t try and take all of the grog sessions with you one go. Pace yourself by missing 3 or 4 days between grog sessions.

Also, don’t stay too late. Your body still needs rest. That’s all the help we can give you at this point.

If you know of any other suggestions that can go on this list, feel free to do so in the comments.