The Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails are well versed in marathon drinking. They offer these tips to ensure an elegant end to your night of excess. - Ease into the evening with low-alcohol choices like Campari and soda or vermouth on the rocks. - Sip like a lady — ’til the ball drops anyway. The body can metabolize one drink per hour. Let your liver catch up. - Drink two ounces of water for every ounce of hooch. (They’ve heard this works wonders.) - Before bed, wash down two ibuprofen and one B vitamin with twenty ounces of water. Or try Saucy Sureau’s method: Place a vodka-spiked, ice-cold Tab on your nightstand before passing out, making sure it is the only beverage within reach. Pound upon waking. Assuming all goes well, you’ll get a happy, healthy start to 2009. For more hangover tips, go to lupecboston.com.