Hiccups are a mysterious thing. Most of the time, they seem to come out of no where. A couple weeks ago, I was at a bar called The King’s Head in Portland, Maine, when a girl came down with the hiccups. Like a medicine man, the bartender assured her he had the cure. He shook out a several dashes of bitters into a glass; (enough to take one large sip), and then grabbed a lime wedge. He told her to drink down the bitters, and then immediately suck on the lime wedge (which helped with the strong flavors). The girl’s face was puckered in disgust, but she was instantly cured of the hiccups. Crazy, right?