Besides water, water and more water, experts suggest a few things to minimize a hangover. Michael Jackson, author of Michael Jackson's Bar and Cocktail Companion and nine other books on beer and whiskey, says the key is to eat a big breakfast or something sweet like toast and honey. Spirits writer Paul Pacult, who also cohosts The Happy Hour radio show on alcoholic beverages, advocates toast and water but no coffee ("It dehydrates you"). Harriet Lembeck, author of Grossman's Guide to Wines, Beers & Spirits, suggests half an antihistamine tablet before drinking. And Ray Foley, publisher of Bartender Magazine and author of Bartending for Dummies, likes Fernet Branca digestif. Or Diet Coke and tomato soup.