Here’s my recipe to cure a cough, found in the final chapter
” TEQUILA FOR WHATEVER AILS YOU! ” of my book ¡VIVA TEQUILA! A shot a day keeps the doctor away!
This tasty té de limón helped me feel better (or not feel the pain), soothed my cough, and put me to sleep. This recipe is for two servings: one for the patient, one for the nurse.
3 cups water
1 3-inch piece of cinnamon
2 fresh citrus leaves, optional
Peel of 1⁄2 lime, cut into thick strips
4 teaspoons honey (or less agave syrup)
1 juicy lime, cut in half
4 ounces tequila reposado
Ground cayenne to taste
Bring water to boil in a small saucepan, along with the cinnamon, citrus leaves, and lime peel; reduce heat. Simmer on medium heat for about 10 minutes until it turns a rich golden color. Meanwhile, place in each mug 2 teaspoons of honey, juice of half a lime, 2 ounces tequila, and cayenne to taste. Pour in enough of the cinnamon/citrus tea to fill each mug, stirring well to dissolve the honey. ¡Salud! To your health! Makes 2 servings.
Note: When fresh citrus leaves are not available, use more lime peel and add more fresh lime juice to the mug.